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Bug 164112 - ksh not run as login shell when logging in via gdm
Summary: ksh not run as login shell when logging in via gdm
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-25 02:23 UTC by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-05-05 21:04:29 UTC

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Description Mike MacCana 2005-07-25 02:23:47 UTC
Description of problem:
Logging this on behalf of a GLS customer, tho I can reproduce this here.

Logging in via gdm does not run a login shell for ksh users. Instead a non-login
shell is run. The users ~/.profile script is never run.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Pop something in a users .profile. 
2. Log into X
Actual results:
The .profile is never run.

Expected results:
gdm should start a login shell, as it does with other shells, and as other login
apps do for ksh.

Additional info:

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-01-11 21:28:26 UTC
Hi Mike,

The session start up scripts do:

exec -l $SHELL -c <the session scripts>

There is a convention amoung shells that if the shell is invoked with the first
character of argv[0] as - (and then the normal argv[0]) then the shell should
execute as a login shell.

It's possible ksh doesn't follow this convention.  If it doesn't it should be fixed.

Comment 3 Karsten Hopp 2006-02-22 10:33:00 UTC
from the ksh manpage: 
If the shell is invoked by exec(2), and the first character of argument 
       zero ($0) is -, then the shell is assumed to be a login shell and  com- 
       mands  are  read from /etc/profile and then from either .profile in the 
       current directory or $HOME/.profile, if either file exists. 
I've added an echo in /etc/profile and ~/.profile to see if ksh runs those 
hagen:[~] >exec -l ksh - 
executing /etc/profile 
executing ~/.profile 
Looks ok to me. 

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-02-24 00:46:20 UTC
Mike have you tried test3?  if so, do you still see this problem?

Comment 5 John Thacker 2006-05-05 21:04:29 UTC
Closing due to lack of response.

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