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Description of problem:
Changing runlevels to runlevel 1 results in an usable terminal. The command
line buffer is executed on character at a time ('ps' results in 'p':
command not found).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot runlevel 3
3.type any command
Actual Results: Any command is parsed one character at a time. 'ps' first
results in 'p: command not found'. Then just hitting Enter once, gets a 's:
command not found'. Any command longer than one character does not work.
Expected Results: Proper command execution.
Booting runlevel 1 works fine. Booting runlevel 1, then changing to 3 works
fine. Default shell is bash. This started after applying all recent updates
as a group (glibc, filesystem, etc). So I am not sure the util-linux update
is the culprit here.
Also, the prompt is screwy and alternates between what should be a normal
looking rootshell prompt and my personal user bash prompt:
Consistently, after each command.
> Any command longer than one character does not work.
After the error has happened once, entering a longer command or pressing return
a few times, seems to fix the virtual terminal (for me) for some time.
The probability of reproducing this bug increases with a newly booted machine at
run-level greater than 1, and then either run "init 1" or switch to a virtual
terminal and log in as root.
What SysVinit are you running?
SysVinit-2.78-17 which has been an errata update for Seawolf.
That single "bash: No job control for this shell" message from bug #54741
applies here, too.
FWIW, the problem seems to be gone with Enigma.
SysVinit-2.78-17 here also.
*** Bug 55545 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
after downgrading to util-linux-2.10s-13.7 from the 7.1 errata the symptom (also
descripted in bug # 55545)
disappeared, so I think this is the place where the bug sits :)
*** Bug 46223 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 54741 ***