Bug 1464696 - ksh login shell problem sourcing profile scripts
ksh login shell problem sourcing profile scripts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: scl-utils (Show other bugs)
noarch Linux
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-06-24 13:01 EDT by Axel
Modified: 2018-05-29 07:32 EDT (History)
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Description Axel 2017-06-24 13:01:55 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:

function scl()

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

How reproducible:

Install ksh and type: SHELL=/bin/ksh ksh -l

Actual results:
Syntax error

Expected results:
no syntax error
Comment 1 Siteshwar Vashisht 2017-06-25 10:54:58 EDT
'/etc/profile.d/scl-init.sh' script belongs to scl-utils package. Moving this bug to scl-utils component.
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