[Feature request] handling tty requests for user input
Hi guys, I was thinking that it would be nice to have an option to add an ability to handle user input when it is necessary, for instance, I have
luks-tpm2 hook which initiates a setting of temporary luks passphrase when updating kernel / bootloader / initramfs using
if cryptsetup luksAddKey --key-slot $RESET_KEY_SLOT --key-file "$KEYFILE" $ROOT_DEVICE < /dev/tty; then echo "After booting into the current kernel, run" echo " luks-tpm2 $(echo $ORIGINAL_ARGS | sed 's/temp$/reset/')" echo "to generate a new LUKS key and remove this temporary key" else echo "A temporary passphrase was not set" >&2 RETURN_CODE=5 fi }
It is a part of
It works flawlessly when updating via pacman in tty or terminal:
... Unsealing keyfile... Preparing to set a temporary LUKS passphrase for /dev/nvme0n1p6... Enter new passphrase for key slot: Verify passphrase: After booting into the current kernel, run luks-tpm2 reset to generate a new LUKS key and remove this temporary key ...
Pamac does not support this so one has to run
sudo luks-tpm2 temp command manually:
... Adding temporary LUKS TPM key... Unsealing keyfile... Preparing to set a temporary LUKS passphrase for /dev/nvme0n1p6... /usr/bin/luks-tpm2: line 99: /dev/tty: No such device or address A temporary passphrase was not set Error: command failed to execute correctly ...
I think implementing this would be great for all packages that require post-install configuration and have some built-in means for such purpose. This is not a dig deal (for me at least) but being on par with pacman is a good thing I guess.