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Old 08-22-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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LFS 6.2 Ch. 6.14 - 2nd Coreutils test returns "/bin.bash: No such file or directory"

Hi all,

I'm working on LFS 6.2 on a Compaq Presario 1235. I am on chapter 6 section 14, the install of Coreutils-5.96 ( ./configure and make ran fine, and the first tests passed:

>echo "dummy1:x:1000:" >> /etc/group
>echo "dummy2:x:1001:dummy" >> /etc/group
>echo "dummy:x:1000:1000::/root:/bin/bash" >> /etc/passwd
>make NON_ROOT_USERNAME=dummy check-root
However, when I attempt to run the expensive tests I recieve an error:
>src/su dummy -c "make RUN_EXPENSIVE_TESTS=yes check"
src/su: /bin.bash: No such file or directory
Any ideas what the problem might be?
Old 08-22-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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There may have been a typo when
echo "dummy:x:1000:1000::/root:/bin/bash" >> /etc/passwd
was entered (. is fairly close to / on my keyboard)

So check /etc/passwd. The dummy user's line should read "dummy:x:1000:1000::/root:/bin/bash"

I'm thinking yours reads "dummy:x:1000:1000::/root:/bin.bash"

But maybe it's something else...
Old 08-23-2007, 06:32 PM   #3
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Silly me, you were correct. I thought I had checked that issue by running
sed -i '/dummy/d' /etc/passwd /etc/group
Turns out that I had to manually edit /etc/passwd and /etc/group to remove the offending /bin.bash



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