/etc/skel/.bashrc should not set PS1

Bug #969559 reported by scott
This bug affects 10 people
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bash (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I tried to change the PS1 for all users by editing /etc/bash_bashrc.


PS1 to be modified for all users.

Actual result:

PS1 was not modified for any users because the /skel/.bashrc overrides the /etc/bash_bashrc PS1 setting with the exact same value.

PS1 should not be set in the skel/.bashrc. If users wish to customize their local .bashrc they can, but the default installation should not prevent setting a system wide PS1.

Matt Fischer (mfisch)
Changed in bash (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Mike Fiedler (miketheman) wrote :

Ran into this again today.

I understand the desire to set PS1 consistently across users, sessions, etc - however this makes changing it harder - since instead of setting it in one place (I was trying to drop it into /etc/profile.d/prompt.sh), this gets overridden by each user's individual ~/.bashrc that they inherited from /etc/skel.


Move any PS1 related settings to the global bashrc, which can then be overridden at later state, and remove from the /etc/skel/bash.bashrc

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