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updates broke 'ls'

Post by byrdman » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:22 am

I am running Fedora 9 on my laptop and two servers that I updated via YUM today. ( 8-08-08 ). Now when I 'ls' I get the following reply before it prints the results:
[root@fedora ~]# ls
ls: unrecognized prefix: ca
ls: unparsable value for LS_COLORS environment variable
anaconda-ks.cfg install.log.syslog mbox
install.log livna-release-9.rpm xtra

and here is what updated today:
Aug 8 09:28:13 fedora yum: Updated: selinux-policy-devel-3.3.1-82.fc9.noarch
Aug 8 09:28:16 fedora yum: Updated: libacl-devel-2.2.47-2.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:28:20 fedora yum: Updated: openldap-devel-2.4.10-1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:28:34 fedora yum: Updated: thunderbird-2.0.0.16-1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:28:35 fedora yum: Updated: httpd-tools-2.2.9-1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:28:40 fedora yum: Updated: httpd-2.2.9-1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:28:44 fedora yum: Updated: 5:guile-1.8.5-1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:28:47 fedora yum: Installed: ntpdate-4.2.4p4-7.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:28:51 fedora yum: Updated: ntp-4.2.4p4-7.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:28:55 fedora yum: Updated: perl-DBI-1.607-1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:28:55 fedora yum: Updated: speex-1.2-0.10.rc1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:29:02 fedora yum: Updated: netpbm-progs-10.35.48-1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:29:03 fedora yum: Updated: 1:mod_ssl-2.2.9-1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:29:05 fedora yum: Updated: httpd-manual-2.2.9-1.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:29:07 fedora yum: Updated: nspluginwrapper-1.1.0-5.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:29:09 fedora yum: Updated: gdb-6.8-17.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:29:10 fedora yum: Installed: ntp-perl-4.2.4p4-7.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:29:11 fedora yum: Updated: 1:quota-3.15-7.fc9.i386
Aug 8 09:29:13 fedora yum: Updated: acl-2.2.47-2.fc9.i386


Checking around some older posts says I have been rooted, but I have yet to believe that. Has anyone else running Fedora 9 seen this? and if so, is there a fix?
I could post the results of 'echo $LS_COLORS' if needed but it doesn't tell me much. My .bash_profile doesn't look odd either.


Maybe it could be related to the date? 080808?
or could it be something to do with the Olympics starting in China? :lol:

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UPDATE to broken LS

Post by byrdman » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:30 am

Looking at the results of 'echo $LS_COLORS on a Fedora 9 that was not updated today does not have 'ca=30;41'

so my next question is can I remove or edit $LS_COLORS somehow and remove it?

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Post by Void Main » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:24 pm

Hey byrdman!!

Sorry I didn't see this earlier. Hmmm, I just updated my Fedora 9 system and I don't have that problem. I don't see anything in your list of updates that could have effected it (possibly SELinux which I don't run). Have you verified your "ls" command? The answer to your question is "yes" however I would be very interested to know a few things:

$ which ls
$ rpm -V coreutils
$ /bin/ls -l /bin/ls
$ which ldd
$ /usr/bin/ldd /bin/ls
$ which getfacl
$ /usr/bin/getfacl /bin/ls

P.S. Need to change your email address in your profile.

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Post by byrdman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:15 pm

Please delete this post as to not take up any room on the server. It must have been something that fixed itself because the next day, I went back in and everything was fine. My guess was that I had to log out and back in after the yum update?? Because that is the only thing I did between those days.

And yes I did update the email. That is why it took so long to get back to reading this...that email doesn't belong to me anymore :)

Thx

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Post by Void Main » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:20 pm

Maybe the hacker put everything back the way it was when he found it. :)

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Post by byrdman » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:52 am

that is the type of 'out-of-the-box' thinking that I didn't think about...

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