Change root's shell?

Dirk Bergstrom openmoko at
Sat Aug 9 04:28:48 CEST 2008

William Kenworthy wrote:
> I tried this on 2007.2 - worked fine until I rebooted and whole lot of
> things to do with X stopped working.  e.g., you could not enter text
> into the terminal app.

What did you try, editing /etc/passwd, or making /bin/sh a symlink to 
/bin/bash (or just replacing it)?

I was considering editing /etc/passwd, guess I should have been clearer...

> On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 18:28 -0700, Dirk Bergstrom wrote:
>> Is there any reason it would be a bad idea to change root's shell from 
>> /bin/sh to /bin/bash?  I miss all the conveniences, and I keep 
>> forgetting to type 'bash' when I log in.

Dirk Bergstrom
openmoko at

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