sshd and .bashrc

Iain Morgan imorgan at
Sat Jul 2 10:38:48 EST 2011

On Fri, Jul 01, 2011 at 19:05:54 -0500, Damien Miller wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Jul 2011, Mark Bartelt wrote:
> > >>  bash was doing the wrong thing varying its behaviour based on the
> > >>  type of fd it was talking to, so please turn your attention there.
> > 
> > Fair enough; I'm basically agnostic on the issue of whether bash
> > {is|isn't} doing the wrong thing.  But regardless, I still feel
> > that the change in sshd's behaviour shouldn't have been sprung
> > on people without a big "hey, heads-up, bash users!" in one of
> > the README files.  It first appeared in the 5.1p1 release (it
> > wasn't there in 5.0p1), and although the change was documented
> > in that ChangeLog file, it's more than 800 lines down, with no
> > suggestion about what the potential side-effects of the change
> > might be. 
> We didn't mention it because we didn't notice it, and because
> OpenSSH had already used pipes on several platform for years without
> anyone complaining (to me at least).
> -d

Hi Damien,

Perhaps this issue needs to be added to the FAQ. I skimmed through it
earlier, but didn't see a reference to the .bashrc issue.

Iain Morgan

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