Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246310
Konqueror fails to execute shell commands from USB memory stick
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:45:04 EDT
Description of problem:
USB stick automounted from /dev/sdb1 on media/disk.
Konqueror displays URL as system:/media/sdb1
When a script is selected and the "Execute shell command" is given from the
Tools menu the system puts up a dialog box asking for confirmation to run
../sdb1/<name of script selected>. When user confirms the first line of the
response from the script is "/bin/bash: line 0: cd: /media/sdb1: No such file or
directory". If the script contains relative paths it will then fail.
Correcting the path in the dialog box has no effect. There is a work-around
which is to navigate konqueror to /media/disk.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Konqueror 3.5.7-0.1.fc7 Fedora (using same KDE version)
I assume kon2 is konqueror - there is no explicit konqueror component in the
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert a USB stick and select "Open in new window"
2. Create an executable script on the top level of the stick containing the
3. Select the script and run Tools>Execute shell commands
The results window displays the message "/bin/bash: line 0: cd: /media/sdb1: No
such file or directory" and the "pwd" command gives the user's own directory.
There should be no error message and "pwd" should report the path of the
directory on which the stick is mounted.
If the script is called "automount.sh" SuSE 10.2 will offer to run it as soon as
the stick is mounted. This is a rather nice alternative. (Konqueror there has
its own but different problems when trying to run a script from the stick but we
won't go into those here!)
In "Actual results" I should have said "user's own *home* directory.
This may be worth reporting upstream (doesn't appear to be a fedora-specific or
Might be worth taking a look at how Ubuntu handles it. Edgy handles it OK.
Feisty upgrade mounted noexec initially but would run scripts once this was
fixed. I can't remember how it mounted things, however & the laptop I was
running it on died a couple of weeks ago.
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