Bug 173784 - Lame if statement in /etc/profile
Lame if statement in /etc/profile
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: 2005-11-21 00:18 EST by Anton Solovyev
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-21 12:20:21 EST
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Description Anton Solovyev 2005-11-21 00:18:08 EST
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Description of problem:
When Bourne shells other than bash are used (/bin/ksh for example) environment variable "EUID" is not set. An if statement in /etc/profile does not account for this possibility and test fails with syntax error.

Here is what it is now:

if [ $EUID = 0 ]; then


here is what it should be:

if [ "${EUID}X" = "0X" ]; then

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set your shell to /bin/ksh
2. Login
3. Observe the error message

Actual Results:  See above

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-11-21 12:20:21 EST

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

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