Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 616757
setup-2.5.37-3.el4.noarch.rpm (RHEL-4.8) has introduced /etc/profile's glitch causing ksh to print stuff to stderr
Last modified: 2011-01-05 01:33:08 EST
This bug has been copied from bug #508624 and has been proposed
to be backported to 4.8 z-stream (EUS).
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When logging in to the Korn shell (ksh), the shell output information about processes running in the background to standard error. This was caused by use of redirection syntax in the /etc/profile script which the Korn shell interpreter did not understand. This update changes the redirection syntax in the /etc/profile script such that the Korn shell no longer outputs extraneous information upon login.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.