Bug#81396: root shell fscked after upgrade to woody
>>"Eray" == Eray 'exa' Ozkural <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Eray> After I upgraded from potato to woody on
Eray> an i386 machine, I observed a strange sympton
Eray> I login as root. It doesn't matter where, console, X or
Eray> from network...
Eray> When I check the environment, normal user environment is
Eray> present. If I run apt-get upgrade for instance the program
Eray> will complain that path doesn't have the *sbin directories
Eray> which is the way it should be. The quickest way to fix it
Eray> is to type
Eray> and then I can run any root process without errors on this
Eray> child shell.
Eray> I observed the exact error on another installation while
Eray> upgrading from slink to potato so I presume this is a bug
Eray> which has not been addressed yet. I had then thought this
Eray> was a "feature" not a "bug" but now I'm certainly sure it's
Eray> a bug because the machines I installed from scratch *never*
Eray> show this behaviour.
There is not enough information in this report to actually do
anything about debugging the problem. You don't even mention what
shell you are using as /bin/sh; what you have in /etc/environemnt;
what you have in the configuration files for the rot user, whether
you have tried any debugging echo statements (or set -x); whether you
have wnything in /etc/profile
In other words, an important bug on general, no attempt to
resolve the problem, and no infromation to allow other to help with
the problem either.
I would expect a better report from a developer.
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means that only left handed people are in their right mind.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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