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Old 07-31-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
mrground
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Error message on opening up a csh terminal in Fedora 9 Unknown colorls variable `ca'.


Whenever I open a terminal in Fedora 9 I'm reciving the error message "Unknown colorls variable `ca'."
I'm using the csh environment because I need that to install an analysis program iraf. I don't mind the problem except that when I type the install command for the program I get the same error message and it dosn't install. Does anyone have any ideas?

Kris
 
Old 07-31-2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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This is a bug on Fedora 9 related to the dircolors command. This command is executed by /etc/profile.d/colorls.csh and is meant to set the LS_COLORS environment variable. As a workaround you can put a custom .dir_colors file in your home directory:
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cp /etc/DIR_COLORS $HOME/.dir_colors
then edit the .dir_colors file and comment out the line with CAPABILITY. See man dircolors for some details.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 11:21 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot!! It worked perfectly.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 11:37 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by colucix View Post
Code:
cp /etc/DIR_COLORS $HOME/.dir_colors
then edit the .dir_colors file and comment out the line with CAPABILITY. See man dircolors for some details.
The following worked for me in gnome,
Code:
cp /etc/DIR_COLORS.xterm $HOME/.dir_colors.xterm
Quote:
then edit the .dir_colors.xterm file and comment out the line with CAPABILITY.
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