Bug 1138835 - getconf PATH returns non-directory "/bin"
Summary: getconf PATH returns non-directory "/bin"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Carlos O'Donell
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1124453
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-09-05 18:20 UTC by Siddhesh Poyarekar
Modified: 2016-11-24 12:13 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of: 1124453
Last Closed: 2014-11-05 10:38:09 UTC

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Description Siddhesh Poyarekar 2014-09-05 18:20:08 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1124453 +++

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:
$ getconf PATH

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".

--- Additional comment from Carlos O'Donell on 2014-07-29 10:44:04 EDT ---

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.

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