bash update killed my shells
mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 14:30:03 UTC 2011
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:11 PM, Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh at pacbell.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-11-15 at 21:27 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>> On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:54:54 -0800, JR (Jonathan) wrote:
>> > > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2011-15725
>> > >
>> > > 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 to 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.
> Not quite correct. What I didn't read was "$ man shells". For my
> system I believe it should be:
> $ cat /etc/shells
> and I have edited it to be so. Much easier than reinstalling all my
> shells, particularly since I'll need a shell to do it.
> Thanks to all - jon
This happened after a recent update to bash - the simplest solution is
to do as root:
yum reinstall bash
It only takes a second or two and then /etc/shells will be back to normal.
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