Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1464696
ksh login shell problem sourcing profile scripts
Last modified: 2018-05-29 07:32:09 EDT
Description of problem:
When using ksh as a login shell a profile script gives a syntax error which results in an incomplete environment.
The profile script in question is /etc/profile.d/scl-init.sh which starts with:
which in ksh is not supported. Deleting the word 'function' or removing the () should fix this.
I also wonder what the policy is regarding 'bashisms' in these scripts, it seems only bash and zsh are supported? Otherwise there are some others which should be written more portable (trying 'dash' as a shell will show these).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name : ksh
Version : 20120801
Release : 35.fc26
Arch : x86_64
Size : 3.2 M
Source : ksh-20120801-35.fc26.src.rpm
Repo : @System
From repo : updates-testing
Install ksh and type: SHELL=/bin/ksh ksh -l
no syntax error
'/etc/profile.d/scl-init.sh' script belongs to scl-utils package. Moving this bug to scl-utils component.
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