Bug 161433 - /etc/profile incorrect for ksh as login shell
/etc/profile incorrect for ksh as login shell
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 160731
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-06-23 08:57 EDT by Bert DeKnuydt
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-23 12:09:15 EDT
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Description Bert DeKnuydt 2005-06-23 08:57:36 EDT
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Description of problem:

The following in /etc/profile fails in ksh, because EUID is non-existent.
"/etc/profile[17]: [: argument expected"

if [ $EUID = 0 ]; then
    # do something with the path

In FC3, instead of $EUID was used: `id -u`

The package changelog says that 

* Sat Apr 16 2005 Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com> 2.5.41-1
- get rid of 'id' error messages if there is no /usr (#142707)

But replacing it with a bash-ism is no solution either ...

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Give a user ksh as login shell
2.Let him login

Actual Results:  /etc/profile[17]: [: argument expected

Expected Results:  No errors during login.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-06-23 12:09:15 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160731 ***

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