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From: "»Q«" <boxcars@×××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] an issue with issue, an agetty bug?
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:41:49
Message-Id: 20181231094132.0ef486ac@sepulchrave.remarqs
After upgrading to sys-apps/util-linux-2.33-r1, I can no longer find a
way to put literal backslash characters into /etc/issue properly.  For
many years, '\\' in the issue file would result in a single backslash
being printed.  I don't think this was ever documented;  it's just the
natural way to escape backslash as a special character.  I guess the
change is with agetty, but I don't know.  Any ideas?

p.s.:  Downgrading to util-linux-2.32-r4 got me the old behavior back.