Bash scripts

Kevin Gordon kgordon420 at
Sun Apr 17 16:28:20 EDT 2011

Jerry Vonau For the WIN!

A yum downgrade udisks reinstalls the 1.0.1-4 package and makes it behave
just like before.  Nice little green file-names on teh ls output, the
ability to run scripts from USB drives without the bash command returns, and
tab complete functions again..

Again, since this package is used all through fedora, (and on Ubuntu too, I
think), I doubt little old me should be telling the upstream world how it
should work.



On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at> wrote:

> On Sun, 2011-04-17 at 11:19 -0400, Kevin Gordon wrote:
> > Martin and the Gang:
> >
> > Since last we spoke, I've been working on this new issue I'd
> > mentioned, where when I try to run a bash shell script resident on a
> > USB drive inserted into an OS16 OLPC, I  always get "Permission
> > Denied".  But now, I'm not sure it's a "bug"; and if so, I'm now
> > pretty sure it isn't an OLPC bug.
> >
> > Here are the details to reproduce.  Go to terminal on a 10.1.3 Build
> > 860, or any build before.  Log in as root (su -)   Write a little
> > script - it can be a one liner, "echo Hello World"  is good enough.
> > Save it as to a USB stick which has been formatted FAT32 and
> > has a volume name FEDORA. Do a "Chmod +x /media/FEDORA/".   One
> > can then take that USB stick to any previous-to-Fedora 14 OLPC, and
> > execute the script by simply installing the drive, logging into root
> > (su -), going to the terminal prompt, and entering
> > "/media/FEDORA/", and see the old 'Hello World' come up - not
> > "Permission Denied".  One can also tab complete through that command,
> > and it sees and auto-completes the portion too,
> >
> > So, I tried on a vanilla little lenovo with a fresh unaltered
> > installation of the Fedora14 Live-Desktop.  The script runs fine from
> > the USB drive.  Then after accepting and installing the 422 recommened
> > Software Updates on the box, this box too now gives "Permission
> > Denied". I repeated this same procedure twice more with fresh
> > installs, then updates.  Very consistent,, works before updates, does
> > not work after.
> >
> > On the OLPC side, I did a more binary search, and the script continues
> > to work right up to and including os5 from the 11.2 builds. At os6,
> > and after, is where the Permission Denied starts to occur when
> > attempting to execute.  Not surprisingly, and concurrently, the tab
> > complete capability on the "" portion ceases to function at
> > this point as well.
> >
> > Alas, someone upstream might now consider this a feature, not a bug.
> > Also, someone upstream might be able to figure out which of those 422
> > packages is responsible, if they should care to.
> Partial diff between os5.packages.txt os6.packages.txt
> -udisks-1.0.1-4.fc14.i686
> +udisks-1.0.2-2.fc14.i686
> Jerry
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