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Re: shell problem after bo upgrade

On Apr 7, John M. Rulnick wrote
>Help needed.  After upgrading today to bo's base and devel (and a few
>others), I'm receiving the following message:
>sh: -c:line 1:missing closing ')' for arithmetic expression
>sh: -c:line 1:syntax error near unexpected token ';'
>sh: -c:line 1:'((gv /tmp/MO233499B410060202.ps); rm /tmp/MO233499B410060202.ps )&'
>when I try to view a PostScript file under Netscape.  For a long time
>I have had 'gv %s' set up as a Helper under Netscape, with no
>problems; clearly gv is being invoked, but is failing.  What's
>happening?  Any pointers greatly appreciated.  (Please "CC:" me
>directly if possible.)

I had to deal with the same problem, and decided to change my
/bin/sh to point to ash instead of bash.  This solves this
problem but can create others.  One problem I noticed already is
that ash doesn't seem to recognize ~usr or even ~.

   - rick

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