Bug 171861 - /etc/profile contains syntax error when using non-bash shell
/etc/profile contains syntax error when using non-bash 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: 2005-10-27 01:16 EDT by Andy Barclay
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-27 13:16:38 EDT
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Description Andy Barclay 2005-10-27 01:16:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
If an account uses /bin/ksh as the shell, logins throw a syntax error on line 17 of /etc/profile.

To solve this problem, the $EUID on line 17 should be quoted like the following:

if [ "$EUID" = 0 ]

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create account with /bin/ksh as the shell
2. Login

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

Expected Results:  should not have received this error

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-10-27 13:16:38 EDT

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

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