bash update killed my shells

Maciek Borzecki maciek.borzecki at
Fri Nov 18 06:46:38 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:30 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at> wrote:
> It only takes a second or two and then /etc/shells will be back to normal.

But the damage is already done and before you figure this out your
things will get broken in a really subtle way (such as brigthness keys
not working in xfce).

Anyway, I took some time to reproduce the problem and found both gdm
and console login to work without any problems (even though my $SHELL
was not in /etc/shells). It's like PAM is not setup to check if you
have a valid shell?


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