Bug 477786 - HotSSH BASH profile script breaks SSH-via SSH
HotSSH BASH profile script breaks SSH-via SSH
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hotssh (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Colin Walters
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-23 13:06 EST by Gavin Brown
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:23 EST (History)
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Description Gavin Brown 2008-12-23 13:06:56 EST
Description of problem:

The HotSSH package installs a script in /etc/profile.d that causes the 'ssh' command to break when not run within an X11 environment.

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How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:

host1 is a remote host, host2 is a host with HotSSH installed and running an SSH server.

1. from host1, establish an ssh session to host2
2. now run 'ssh user@host1' from the shell on host2
Actual results:

It seems as though SSH detaches from the terminal and runs in the background: the command prompt of host2 appears when it should be that of host1. Also, keyboard input seems to be directed to host1 or host2 at random.

Expected results:

I should get a basic shell on host1 until I close the connection.

Additional info:

The alias is this:

alias ssh='hotssh --bg'

I guess that it's the --bg that's the culprit. Unsetting the alias solved this problem for me. I would suggest adding an additional test for $DISPLAY so that the alias is only set when there's an X11 display available.
Comment 1 Colin Walters 2008-12-23 14:43:59 EST
This should be fixed in 0.2.6.


This fix is in updates-testing for Fedora 10.  I'll push it soon, if you can confirm the fix:

Comment 2 Gavin Brown 2008-12-24 05:22:29 EST
I just installed 0.2.6-1 from update-testing and can confirm that the bug is fixed.

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