Bug 10322 - Missing " in /etc/X11/xdm/.Xsession
Missing " in /etc/X11/xdm/.Xsession
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 10619
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
: 10495 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-03-23 19:54 EST by horms
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-30 12:51:51 EDT
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Description horms 2000-03-23 19:54:00 EST
There are missing " around $XKB_IN_USE in /etc/X11/xdm/.Xsession.
This is quite amusing as a -z test is being done, impling
that there is a chance that the variable may be empty, but the "
are still missing. The result of this is, amongst other things,
that a users .xession will never be executed.

Here is a patch.

--- Xsession.orig       Fri Mar 24 11:49:07 2000
+++ Xsession    Fri Mar 24 11:49:17 2000
@@ -28,6 +28,7 @@

 # merge in
 if [ -f "$oldsysresources" ]; then
     xrdb -merge "$oldsysresources"
@@ -52,7 +53,7 @@

-if [ -z $XKB_IN_USE -a ! -L /etc/X11/X ]; then
+if [ -z "$XKB_IN_USE" -a ! -L /etc/X11/X ]; then
     if grep '^exec.*/Xsun' /etc/X11/X > /dev/null 2>&1 && [ -f
/etc/X11/XF86Config ]; then
        xkbsymbols=`sed -n -e 's/^[     ]*XkbSymbols[
        if [ -n "$xkbsymbols" ]; then
@@ -63,7 +64,7 @@
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-03-27 07:58:59 EST
This appears to be already fixed in xinitrc-2.9-1:

nalin@blade:~/projects/rp3> grep XKB /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
if [ -z "$XKB_IN_USE" -a ! -L /etc/X11/X ]; then
if [ -z "$XKB_IN_USE" ]; then
unset XKB_IN_USE

Please verify that you have an unmodified version of the xinitrc file,
and that you are using the latest version.
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-03-27 08:00:59 EST
Ouch, checked the wrong file.  Verified as a problem in XFree86-3.3.6-20.
Comment 3 mw 2000-03-31 17:00:59 EST
*** Bug 10495 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 mw 2000-03-31 17:05:59 EST
I do not see sysxkbmap and userxkbmap defined anywhere in
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession.  So perhaps do


Comment 5 randolph 2000-04-28 04:56:59 EDT
Also seen here.
Comment 6 Miloslav Trmac 2000-05-08 17:22:59 EDT
While somebody's modifying this, it might not be a bad idea to
take the keyboard handling common to both /etc/X11/{xinit/xinitrc,xdm/Xsession}
to some other file (/etc/X11/xinit/xkbrc ?) and include it from both.
This would prevent fixing one file and leaving the other alone (as
already pointed out, xinitrc is OK, while Xsession is not).
Comment 7 Preston Brown 2000-05-30 12:51:59 EDT
fixed in an X errata coming out this week.  For our next release, we will unify
xinitrc/Xsession handling of common tasks.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10619 ***

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