Bug 805517 - consider using #!/bin/bash in /usr/sbin/gdm
consider using #!/bin/bash in /usr/sbin/gdm
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-21 10:01 EDT by Michal Schmidt
Modified: 2013-02-13 17:04 EST (History)
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Clone Of: 805254
Last Closed: 2013-02-13 17:04:03 EST
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Description Michal Schmidt 2012-03-21 10:01:10 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #805254 +++

--- Additional comment from mschmidt@redhat.com on 2012-03-21 09:53:19 EDT ---

Good to know. To summarize the problem:
1) /etc/X11/prefdm executes /usr/sbin/gdm
2) /usr/sbin/gdm is a shell script running in POSIX mode (it has #!/bin/sh)
3) /usr/sbin/gdm sources /etc/profile
4) /etc/profile sources /etc/profile.d/rvm.sh
5) rvm.sh depends on non-POSIX bash functionality, so a syntax error is hit.

The whole thing quits with error code 2.

Please consider using "#!/bin/bash" in /usr/sbin/gdm to avoid possible problems when people have bashisms in their profile scripts.
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