Bug 464905 - Non-interactive shells do not read /etc/profile.d
Non-interactive shells do not read /etc/profile.d
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 457243
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
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Reported: 2008-10-01 05:54 EDT by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2008-11-05 09:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-11-05 09:10:49 EST
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2008-10-01 05:54:54 EDT
Description of problem:
In recent versions of setup the initializations in /etc/profile.d are only executed if $prompt is set.  This was done as a fix to bug 202468.

But it is the wrong fix.  Non-interactive shells, for example when doing "rsh host command", still need path and environment settings from these files.

Scripts in /etc/profile.d should not write anything in non-interactive shells.  If any of them do, it is that script that should be fixed.  We should not blindly disable all valid scripts because of some broken ones.

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How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install krb5-workstation
2. Run any command from /usr/kerberos/bin via rsh.  (But without full path, obviously.)
Actual results:
The command is not found.

Expected results:
The command should be executed
Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2008-11-05 09:10:49 EST
Thanks for report, however duplicate of #457243 , see that bugzilla for proposed solution of both issues.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 457243 ***

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