Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 477786
HotSSH BASH profile script breaks SSH-via SSH
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:23:00 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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.
I should get a basic shell on host1 until I close the connection.
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.
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:
I just installed 0.2.6-1 from update-testing and can confirm that the bug is fixed.
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