Bug 1889349 - fish setting for nano-default-editor is unremovable (usage of universal variable)
Summary: fish setting for nano-default-editor is unremovable (usage of universal varia...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nano
Version: 33
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kamil Dudka
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedFreezeException
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Blocks: F33FinalFreezeException
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Reported: 2020-10-19 12:51 UTC by Neal Gompa
Modified: 2020-10-19 18:13 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: nano-5.3-4.fc33
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Last Closed: 2020-10-19 18:13:06 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Neal Gompa 2020-10-19 12:51:59 UTC
Description of problem:
The declaration of the EDITOR variable in the universal scope makes it persist past uninstallation and reboot, as fish records setting universal variables in a persistent state database for a user profile.

The EDITOR variable should *not* be set as a universal variable so that it can be removed easily.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Switch to fish
2. Uninstall nano-default-editor
3. echo $EDITOR

Actual results:
EDITOR is set to /bin/fish

Expected results:
EDITOR is unset

Additional info:

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2020-10-19 12:52:40 UTC
FEDORA-2020-f4c0c2f406 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 33. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2020-f4c0c2f406

Comment 2 Fedora Blocker Bugs Application 2020-10-19 12:53:30 UTC
Proposed as a Freeze Exception for 33-final by Fedora user ngompa using the blocker tracking app because:

 This fixes behavior of the $EDITOR variable for fish shell users to behave as we document it to be.

Comment 3 Geoffrey Marr 2020-10-19 17:27:24 UTC
Discussed during the 2020-10-19 blocker review meeting: [0]

The decision to classify this bug as an "AcceptedFreezeException (Final)" was made as it is a noticeable issue that cannot be fixed with an update.

[0] https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2020-10-19/f33-blocker-review.2020-10-19-16.01.txt

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2020-10-19 18:13:06 UTC
FEDORA-2020-f4c0c2f406 has been pushed to the Fedora 33 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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