Bug 24256 - /etc/skel/.bash_profile sets empty $USERNAME
Summary: /etc/skel/.bash_profile sets empty $USERNAME
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2001-01-18 00:01 UTC by John Hardin
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-07 15:29:09 UTC
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Description John Hardin 2001-01-18 00:01:53 UTC
The default .bash_profile in /etc/skel sets $USERNAME to "".

It should either set it to $USER, or `id -un` (ala /etc/profile) or leave
it undefined. Setting it explicitly to empty makes no sense.

This problem also exists in 7.0

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-01-18 01:43:04 UTC
*** Bug 24257 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-01-18 01:51:56 UTC
This is now part of bash...

Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2001-02-07 15:29:04 UTC
I have changed /etc/skel/.bash_profile to "unset USERNAME"

We should at some point investigate why /root/.bash_profile
sets USERNAME="root" or just through that away.

Comment 4 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-05-21 20:07:34 UTC
USERNAME isn't set at all in the current setup.

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