bash update killed my shells

Maciek Borzecki maciek.borzecki at
Tue Nov 15 19:14:29 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:49:32 +0100
> Maciek Borzecki wrote:
>> A recent bash (that's my suspicion) update to bash-4.2.10-5.fc16.i686.rpm
>> wiped 'almost clean' my /etc/shells, leaving only nologin and dash behind,
>> breaking pkexec.
>> Anyone else seeing this or am I barking at the wrong tree here?
> Perhaps that is what I am seeing in this bugzilla:
I noticed your bug report searching bugzilla. Though, in my case the
brightness keys stopped working in xfce. Specifically, pkexec was
complaining that it couldn't find my $SHELL in system shells.
Still, I'd expect the list of available shells in s-c-u to be read
from /etc/shells directly, so the bug you're seeing seems to be caused
by bash update as well.


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