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Bug#81396: root shell fscked after upgrade to woody

Package: general
Version: N/A; reported 2001-01-06
Severity: important

After I upgraded from potato to woody on
an i386 machine, I observed a strange sympton

I login as root. It doesn't matter where, console, X or
from network...
When I check the environment, normal user environment is
present. If I run apt-get upgrade for instance the program
will complain that path doesn't have the *sbin directories
which is the way it should be. The quickest way to fix it
is to type
# su
and then I can run any root process without errors on this
child shell.

I observed the exact error on another installation while
upgrading from slink to potato so I presume this is a bug
which has not been addressed yet. I had then thought this
was a "feature" not a "bug" but now I'm certainly sure it's
a bug because the machines I installed from scratch *never*
show this behaviour.


-- System Information
Debian Release: woody
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux borg 2.2.14 #1 Wed Mar 29 19:43:52 EEST 2000 i686

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