[ubuntu users] Strange new Information--Question 2

Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Wed Sep 30 08:14:42 UTC 2009

On Wed, September 30, 2009 04:58, Ted Hilts wrote:
> Using Ubuntu vs. 8.04 Hardy Heron upgraded from 7.10 CD's I recently ran
> into a strange informational output that I guess started sometime in the
> last 2 months on 8.04.  I've had 8.04 level operation for many months so
> this informational output is new. What happens is that upon creating a
> directory as in "sudo mkdir /media/sdc1/...." the message "Cannot
> identify host" is generated and then and the directory is created.  A
> typical directory creation would be:
> "sudo mkdir /media/sdc1/SB_EXPORTS/UBUNTU-EXPORTS-Aug-wk04-2009"
> This strange informational message recently started to occur where
> before there was no message at all.
> I am wondering if there has been some syntax changes regarding "mkdir"
> that require some reference to the host.
> Any insight on this phenomena would be appreciated.
> Thanks -- Ted Hilts

It's a long shot, but what is the output of
echo $PS1

also try a different shell than bash, for example sh. Just type "sh" at
the prompt and it will start a new shell.


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