Bug 3757 - /etc/profile.d/kde.csh screwed up in updated package
/etc/profile.d/kde.csh screwed up in updated package
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 3686
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdesupport (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-27 01:20 EDT by hugues.talbot
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-29 11:45:29 EDT
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Description hugues.talbot 1999-06-27 01:20:41 EDT
updated package kdesupport-1.1.1-1.i386.rpm from June 24th
has a trivial bug in /etc/profile.d/kde.csh, it contains
the line:

kdepath="${KDEDIR}/bin"


Of cource tcsh or csh are unable to parse this. The result
is that anyone using csh or tcsh as their default shell
will see this upon  login:

===============================================
Last login: Sun Jun 27 14:53:32 1999 from
talbot.home.nsw.cmis.csiro.au
No mail.
kdepath=/usr/bin: Command not found.
kdepath: Undefined variable.
[talbot@mascot ~]$

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The user's .login and .cshrc files are ignored. This
is hard to trace and infuriating.... To compensate, the
fix is rather obvious.

It took me aaages to find the bug and I really hated
the packaged maintainer for a few minutes, but eh,
that's life.

Thanks for the free software and keep up the good work.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-28 09:31:59 EDT
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Derek Tattersall 1999-06-29 11:45:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3686 ***

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