Bug 1030747 - /etc/init.d/vncserver fails if user's shell is csh
/etc/init.d/vncserver fails if user's shell is csh
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 949522
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tigervnc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2013-11-14 23:16 EST by John Hein
Modified: 2013-11-18 07:34 EST (History)
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let vncserver fail if there is a missing passwd file (606 bytes, text/plain)
2013-11-14 23:22 EST, John Hein
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Description John Hein 2013-11-14 23:16:13 EST
Description of problem:

/etc/init.d/vncserver calls runuser with a command that fails when the user's shell is csh (because of syntax:  if [ -r .vnc/passwd ]; then ... fi).

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Put entries in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers, such as:

VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1280x768 -depth 16"

2.  Make 'userjoe' have /bin/csh as shell

3.  start vncserver service:

sudo service vncserver start

Actual results:

Starting VNC server: 1:userjoe Invalid null command.
if: Expression Syntax.

Expected results:

Starting VNC server: 1:userjoe                             [  OK  ]

Additional info:

Just adding -s /bin/sh to the runuser call lets the runuser command complete successfully, but then SHELL is set incorrectly in the vnc session's environment.
Comment 1 John Hein 2013-11-14 23:22:56 EST
Created attachment 824289 [details]
let vncserver fail if there is a missing passwd file

Just run vncserver and let vncserver fail if there is a missing passwd file.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2013-11-18 07:34:41 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 949522 ***

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