[blfs-support] Wrong prompt and "file not found" with xterm - BLFS 7.6

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Tue Dec 16 14:56:29 PST 2014


On 17/12/2014 10:40, rhubarbpieguy at gmail.com wrote:
> My BLFS 7.6 xterm window displays the wrong prompt, doesn't recognize
> aliases, and doesn't allow sourcing scripts.  Its prompt is "sh-4.3"
> although I have PS1="/w >" in /etc/bashrc.  Aliases don't execute and
> attempting to source a script results in "file not found."

Whatever the cause is, the effect seems to be that you're not running 
bash-as-bash, you're running bash-as-sh... it's not reading bash config 
files, not recognising bash commands, etc. Something is presumably 
causing bash to run in backward mode, as if invoked as /bin/sh...

Simon.


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