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authorKevin Tian <kevin.tian@intel.com>2011-01-26 16:28:45 +0800
committerRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2011-01-28 16:49:12 +0000
commitabc25cb88570bf54d3bb518b5083402894cca061 (patch)
treeea24890e4acbbe6f7163645d536d5fd1c861de2f /meta/recipes-core/base-files/base-files
parent1b26bce9675f1beb3d0370f49fc5ed9709c979f6 (diff)
base-files: remove ending colon from default $PATH for root user
now the PATH for root user defined in a problematic way PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin: from eglibc: /* Two adjacent colons, or a colon at the beginning or the end of `PATH' means to search the current directory. */ that means current directory is always searched as the last path, which could generate undesired behavior. One example is found in LTP cron_deny01 test, which always complains "sh: cron_deny01 not found" cron_deny01 is a shell script which setups the initial test preparation and then invokes itself for real test under a different user: su $TEST_USER1 -c "$0" 'su' doesn't inherit PATH into the sub-shell, and thus $0 has to be an absolute path to have right script found. ltp appends the path of cron_deny01 to $PATH before running the test: export PATH="${PATH}:${LTPROOT}/testcases/bin" In ideal way "${LTPROOT}/testcases/bin/cron_deny01" is found and becomes $0, which works well. However due to the ending colon in original PATH: PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin::${LTPROOT}/testcases/bin $0 becomes 'cron_deny01' w/o leading path which makes sub-shell under 'su' failed to locate cron_deny01. remove ending colon then fixes this problem. Signed-off-by: Kevin Tian <kevin.tian@intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'meta/recipes-core/base-files/base-files')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/meta/recipes-core/base-files/base-files/profile b/meta/recipes-core/base-files/base-files/profile
index aa1c20fdb8..e9408d17d7 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-core/base-files/base-files/profile
+++ b/meta/recipes-core/base-files/base-files/profile
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ if [ ! -e /etc/localtime ]; then
if [ "$HOME" = "/home/root" ]; then
- PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:
+ PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin
if [ "$PS1" ]; then
# works for bash and ash (no other shells known to be in use here)