Bug 1124453

Summary: getconf PATH returns non-directory "/bin"
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Jacob Hunt <jhunt>
Component: glibcAssignee: Siddhesh Poyarekar <spoyarek>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Arjun Shankar <ashankar>
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Version: 7.0CC: ashankar, fweimer, mcermak, mnewsome, pfrankli, spoyarek
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OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: glibc-2.17-61.el7 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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: 1138835 (view as bug list) Environment:
Last Closed: 2015-03-05 07:17:47 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Jacob Hunt 2014-07-29 14:13:52 UTC
Description of problem:

With RHEL7 merging /bin into /usr/bin and turning it into a symlink, but "getconf PATH" is still returning the "/bin" component:
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$ getconf PATH
/bin:/usr/bin
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And of course the library POSIX call confstr(_CS_PATH,...) is also returning the erroneous "/bin:/usr/bin" string.

It should now just be "/usr/bin".

Comment 1 Carlos O'Donell 2014-07-29 14:44:04 UTC
We can fix this in Fedora and RHEL. It won't go upstream and it will be a distro specific customization for distributions that have acceted "Move To /usr".

Technically this is a hard-coded define in:
sysdeps/unix/confstr.h:#define	CS_PATH	"/bin:/usr/bin"

Easy enough to adjust, and that should fix getconf and confstr. QE should verify.

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2015-03-05 07:17:47 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0327.html