Bug 6311 - Several bash things are hosed
Several bash things are hosed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-10-24 14:47 EDT by alanf
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 12:25:24 EST
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Description alanf 1999-10-24 14:47:53 EDT
In installing 6.1 I found that the .bashrc file ends with a
floating "fi", which causes a complaint when logging in and
when a new terminal is brought up in GNOME.

The .bashrc file tries to execute "/etc/bashrc" but this
can't happen because the permissions on /etc/bashrc are all
set to "no execute".
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-25 11:30:59 EDT
Which bashrc are you talking about?

/etc/bashrc has:

# /etc/bashrc

# System wide functions and aliases
# Environment stuff goes in /etc/profile

# For some unknown reason bash refuses to inherit
# PS1 in some circumstances that I can't figure out.
# Putting PS1 here ensures that it gets loaded every time.
PS1="[\u@\h \W]\\$ "

and /etc/skel/.bashrc has:

# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
	. /etc/bashrc

I don't see any unbalanced ifs here, and sourcing /etc/bashrc
works fine.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-26 11:38:59 EDT
The permissions on /etc/bashrc are 644;
with those permissions, the exact same snippet of
shell code works fine; i.e.  '. /etc/bashrc'.

Also, I tried adding a user with 'adduser foo', and
it came up with a normal (no extra fi) .bashrc.

Are you using something else to create the users?

Are you sure it's not something else giving you the error?
Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-04 12:25:59 EST
Closed due to lack of feedback

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