Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21825
Error when initialising bash in a terminal window
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:08 EDT
On a vanilla install of RH 7.0, when starting bash in a KDE terminal
window the following message appears:
Bad : modifier in $ (/)
Not all environment variables are set up after this has occured.
Starting bash again *does not* result in the error message, and all
environment variables are correctly set. I therefore conclude that this is
a situation associated with the special case of bash running the
initialisation scripts without environment variables having been set up.
I have checked all the scripts that appear to be run, and nothing stands
out as being obviously wrong. Therefore I'd like to toss this in your lap.
Similar behaviour has been observed when starting tcsh under identical
conditions. This behaviour was not observed under previous RH releases.
I can't reproduce this; it's probably caused by customized startup scripts.
As stated in the original bug report, this is a *vanilla* install of RH 7.0 (to
be specific Delux Edition boxed set - not a downloaded version). No
customisations had been performed when the problem was first identified. Since
then I've attempted to locate the faulty script, but have not had any luck so