Can anyone tell me how bash is sourcing /etc/bash.bashrc?
I am running suse 11.3 and decided to patch bash because of the shell shock issue. After building bash with the source and patching it, now when open a terminal my login is no longer user@hostname~$, now it is bash4.1~$, also I no longer have my PATH set and no colors in the terminal window. So I’m thinking the /etc/bash.bashrc script isn’t getting source. I look in my home directory and there is no .bashrc and no .bash_profile but default.
I looked at another suse 11.3 machine prior to the bash update and there isn’t a .bashrc or .bash_profile so how are the settings getting set?
I know suse 11.3 is not supported any more thats why I went the route of downloading the same version of bash (bash 4.1) and then applying the patches from gnu.org.
We have quite a few old suse machines and cannot upgrade to the latest at the moment. I prefer to patch the existing version we are using since newer versions could potentially have unknown effects on existing private software using bash. I appreciate you help on understanding why bash is behaving differently than on other distrubutions.