Ticket #722 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

tilde-lockername broke in Lucid for non-user lockers

Reported by: jdreed Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Fall 2010
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


If this isn't fixable, we should document it as a known issue, since it is a behavior change.

mass-toolpike:~> lsb_release -sd
Ubuntu 9.04
mass-toolpike:~> cd ~consult
mass-toolpike:~consult> pwd
mass-toolpike:~consult> cd ~jruser
mass-toolpike:~jruser> pwd
contents-vnder-pressvre:~> lsb_release -sd
Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
contents-vnder-pressvre:~> cd ~consult
Unknown user: consult.
contents-vnder-pressvre:~> cd ~jruser
contents-vnder-pressvre:~jruser> pwd

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by geofft

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

We made a decision some time back to stop debathenifying tcsh and bash to support the ~locker syntax (and the locker syntax) and only do ~username. A long time ago Debathena did keep these patches. I can dig up the exact conversation where we made this decision, but it was largely based on that Debian modified the .orig tarball for DFSG-freedom or something without renaming it so we couldn't support both Debian and Ubuntu (which didn't modify it) in the same apt repo.

However, we did not take steps to revert the debathenified package on systems that already had it, so some old installs will still have it, even though a fresh install of any release, Jaunty or Lucid, won't have this functionality.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by geofft

Uh, that's supposed to say "(and the ~~locker syntax)..." and not be a whole bunch of strikeout.

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