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Re: Bug in /etc/profile.d/lilypond.sh (with fix!)


From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Bug in /etc/profile.d/lilypond.sh (with fix!)
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 13:17:06 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:

> Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> writes:
>
> >> But only if you start a second login shell, and you shouldn't be doing 
> >> that.
> >
> > Sadly I don't have to do that. RedHat in their infinite wisdom run the
> > scripts in /etc/profile.d from /etc/bashrc if they haven't already been
> > run by /etc/profile.
>
> They must be very wise at Red Hat, but this smells like a
> configuration bug, sort of.  The bash manual promises to run
> '{/etc/,~/.bash_,~/.}profile' only upon login.
>
> Are you sure that you did not make this change yourself?

Yes.

$ rpm -qf /etc/bashrc
setup-2.5.27-1.1
$ rpm -V setup
S.5....T c /etc/printcap
..?..... c /etc/securetty

i.e. my /etc/bashrc file is as supplied in the RPM.

> > I presume they have at least a plausible reason,
> > since it's a sin of comission rather than of omission!
>
> Probably.  I'm not thrilled by Red Hat's concept of fixing stuff in
> /etc/profile.d/* anyway.

FWIW I've filed a bug report in RedHat's Bugzilla (although I put it as
more of a question than a bug report). I first googled extensively and
looked in the RedHat manuals to try to find an (official)  justification
of this behaviour, but couldn't find one.

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