Updated environment-modules packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The environment-modules packages provide for the dynamic modification of a user's environment using modulefiles. Each modulefile contains the information needed to configure the shell for an application. Once the package is initialized, the environment can be modified on a per-module basis using the module command which interprets modulefiles.
- When updating the environment-modules package, changes to the /usr/share/Modules/init/.modulespath config file were being silently replaced by upgrades. The file is now set marked as %config(noreplace) in the spec file, thus it is preserved between updates.
- The environment scripts of csh and tcsh used the "test" command without specifying the PATH variable. That could have possibly resulted in an unexpected behavior as a user binary called "test" could have been run instead. With this update, the "test" binary is called by its full path. Misbehavior caused by calling a random test binary is no longer possible.
- When updating the environment-modules package, changes to environment scripts in /etc/profile.d were not preserved. With this update, those scripts have been marked as configuration scripts, thus they are preserved between updates.
All users of environment-modules are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.