Bug 827844 - Unable to use chsh
Unable to use chsh
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-03 05:13 EDT by Michael Scherer
Modified: 2012-06-03 05:39 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-06-03 05:39:31 EDT
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patch to not hardcode /bin in the spec (1.12 KB, patch)
2012-06-03 05:17 EDT, Michael Scherer
no flags Details | Diff
Do not hardcode /bin (1.12 KB, patch)
2012-06-03 05:20 EDT, Michael Scherer
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Michael Scherer 2012-06-03 05:13:52 EDT
Description of problem:
chsh refuse to change the shell to zsh, as it was moved from /bin/ to /usr/bin, and neither /etc/shells not the package have taken this in account.

See http://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/1785/why-chsh-shell-not-changed

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How reproducible:
each time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. chsh -s /bin/zsh
Actual results:
"Shell not changed"

Expected results:
"Shell was changed"

Additional info:

A way to fix is to add to /etc/shells the correct path of zsh, ie in /usr/bin/
Comment 1 Michael Scherer 2012-06-03 05:17:24 EDT
Created attachment 588811 [details]
patch to not hardcode /bin in the spec

Here is a patch, I didn't test it yet, and I think we should take in account the upgrade issue ( ie, cleaning /etc/shells )
Comment 2 Michael Scherer 2012-06-03 05:20:55 EDT
Created attachment 588812 [details]
Do not hardcode /bin
Comment 3 Michael Scherer 2012-06-03 05:31:04 EDT
Comment on attachment 588811 [details]
patch to not hardcode /bin in the spec

Oops, uploaded the patch twice
Comment 4 Michael Scherer 2012-06-03 05:39:31 EDT
Mhh, seems I was wrong with the whole bug stuff and my testing was wrong, let me close the bug.

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