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Bug 67252 - bash -x conditional expression primitive broken for root
bash -x conditional expression primitive broken for root
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-06-21 11:30 EDT by Nate Pearlstein
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-21 12:39:47 EDT
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Description Nate Pearlstein 2002-06-21 11:30:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
bash -x condtional expression primitive is broken for root
it tests true for files that don't have execute permission

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1./etc/auto.misc defaults to 644 permissions
2. AS root run, if [ -x /etc/auto.misc ]; echo "true" ; fi

Actual Results:  # if [ -x /etc/auto.misc ]; echo "true" ; fi

Expected Results:  # if [ -x /etc/auto.misc ]; echo "true" ; fi

comamnd should have just returned

Additional info:

This bug seems to effectively break the auto.misc autofs map for autofs
Comment 1 Nate Pearlstein 2002-06-21 12:39:43 EDT
the bug seems to only occur on xfs filesystems
I suppose that means I need to tell the xfs people and not redhat.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-08-29 21:16:46 EDT
The workaround for bug #66562 in bash 2.05b-6 should fix this as well (though
xfs should be fixed as well).

Comment 3 Eric Sandeen 2002-08-29 21:48:41 EDT
FYI - This has been fixed in XFS as well.

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