bash update killed my shells

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Tue Nov 15 20:27:21 UTC 2011

On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:54:54 -0800, JR (Jonathan) wrote:

> >
> > 
> > Read through the comments.
> What *should* be in /etc/shells (by default)?  Reading the comments
> gives many examples of bad /etc/shells but no example of a good one.

Then you've read the comments not carefully enough.

The /etc/shells file belongs into the "setup" package and is
modified by shell packages when those are installed/erased.
Therefore you may need to reinstall _any_ shell package on your
system, such as "bash", for it to modify /etc/shells again as a fix.

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