X2Go Bug report logs - #928
x2goclient 4.0.5.0 overwrites user's shell

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Package: x2goclient; Maintainer for x2goclient is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goclient is src:x2goclient.

Reported by: Orion Poplawski <orion@cora.nwra.com>

Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:30:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch, pending

Found in version 4.0.5.0

Fixed in version 4.0.5.1

Done: X2Go Release Manager <git-admin@x2go.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Package: x2goclient
Version: 4.0.5.0
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See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1256799

Description of problem:
After upgrading x2goclient my system assigned shell of /bin/zsh is ignored and
forcefully set to /bin/bash

The shift to running everything under /bin/bash had the side effect of setting
SHELL to /bin/bash, which is then what terminal emulators and others use for
spawning shells.

If we specify -l to bash it runs as a login shell, sources the proper startup
files and sets SHELL to whatever getpwent() returns for the login shell.

However, this also opens the door for things like ~/.bash_logout to get run
which executes "clear", which emits:

TERM environment variable not set.

when TERM is empty as it is here.  So we also set TERM=dumb to work around that.


It might be nice to add the ability to distinguish between a session startup
command and other utility commands (x2gomountdirs, etc.) and only add -l to
the session startup commands.  This is probably more appropriate.

-- 
Orion Poplawski
Technical Manager                     303-415-9701 x222
NWRA, Boulder/CoRA Office             FAX: 303-415-9702
3380 Mitchell Lane                       orion@nwra.com
Boulder, CO 80301                   http://www.nwra.com
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