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From "Eli Collins (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-6101) CDPATH environment variable causes bin scripts to fail.
Date Tue, 17 Aug 2010 04:07:17 GMT

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Eli Collins commented on HADOOP-6101:

What version of bash are you using and what's your CDPATH?  Looking at the way the bin scripts
from 19 to trunk, cd is given an absolute path, ".", or one that starts with "./"  from dirname,
and bash won't use CDPATH (and print to stdout) if that's the case doesn't seem to use CDPATH
used to stdout if that's the case (even though the manual claims it . 

bin=`dirname "$0"`   # or bin=`dirname "${BASH_SOURCE-$0}"`
bin=`cd "$bin"; pwd`

1. http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/html_node/Bourne-Shell-Builtins.html
2. http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/cd.html

We can unset CDPATH in the bin scripts but it doesn't look like it should fix anything.

> CDPATH environment variable causes bin scripts to fail.
> -------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-6101
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6101
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: scripts
>    Affects Versions: 0.19.1
>            Reporter: Phil Hagelberg
>            Priority: Minor
> Most of the scripts in bin/* assume that cd produces no output. But when using bash (and
some other shells) cd will output the destination directory if the CDPATH environment variable
is set. CDPATH is very useful, and it's unfortunate to have to unset it to use Hadoop.
> The offending line (in start-all.sh, though most of the scripts exhibit the problem)
>   bin=`cd "$bin"; pwd`
> Adding this to the top of each affected script will fix the problem:
>   unset CDPATH

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