bash_completion syntax error

Luis lemsx1 at
Sat Nov 4 19:52:05 UTC 2006

On 11/2/06, Marius Gedminas <marius at> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 07:24:58PM +0100, Marco Mandl wrote:
> > after upgrading to edgy I had to rename /etc/bash_completion and
> > /etc/bash_completion.d because multiple syntax errors in these files where
> > preventing the gnome session from starting.
> Gnome session should not source /etc/bash_completion in any case.  In
> edgy this breaks because .gnomerc is processed by a POSIX shell (dash)
> instead of bash.
> > I have not found any indications that others have the same problem. Very
> > strange.
> I had it.  I fixed it this way: my ~/.gnomerc contains

Why would you need Gnome to read your .bash_profile? Gnome terminal
should just be set to "Login shell". That way gnome-terminal sources
your dot files whenever you open a window.

No need to do "hackish" work-arounds.


instead of: export PS1=

do: unset PS1

Luis Mondesi
*NIX Guru

"Feliz el hombre que ha hallado sabiduria y el hombre que consigue
discernimiento, porque el tenerla como ganancia es mejor que tener la
plata como ganancia; y el tenerla como producto, [mejor] que el oro
mismo" (Prov 3:13-14).

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