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[bug#29035] [PATCH 1/2] skel: Test for interactive shell instead of $SSH
[bug#29035] [PATCH 1/2] skel: Test for interactive shell instead of $SSH_CLIENT in .bashrc.
Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:26:16 +0100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)
Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:
> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> I think it would make sense to add a test to (gnu tests ssh) for this,
>> because it’s one of these things that annoy everyone.
> Good idea. I came up with this:
> It works as expected with both approaches (changing .bashrc, and
> changing "--with-default-path"). WDYT?
Given that --with-default-path doesn’t quite work (due to lack of tilde
expansion), I suppose we should go for .bashrc?
> So while it works with "bash" as the login shell, unexpected results may
> occur with others. It doesn't seem impossible to patch OpenSSH to
> perform this expansion, though:
> (_PATH_STDPATH is the --with-default-path)
That’s maybe more than we’d like to do, and also doesn’t help with the
two other SSH implementations.
>> Should we do something similar for lsh and Dropbear?
> Probably. Since we have a system test, it's easy to experiment with.
> For now I think this .bashrc workaround might be the easiest approach,
> which makes the above test pass for both OpenSSH and Dropbear:
> From 6f4dfbea9cd92a3b03d7e1db89c75a88f4495ba5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Marius Bakke <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 21:02:19 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] system: Test for interactive shell instead of `cat` in
> skeleton '.bashrc'.
> * gnu/system/shadow.scm (default-skeletons)[bashrc]: Wrap $SSH_CLIENT test in
> a conditional testing for interactive shell.