kickstart problem with ksh in RHEL 5.8 using pipes

Solution Verified - Updated -


Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.8


If a string of commands is put together using pipes, the third command doesn't see any input.
E.g. following example

echo hello | cat | cat

works well on RHEL 5.5 but on RHEL 5.8 generates no output.


The issue was tracked by BZ#892206 and fix released in advisory RHBA-2013:1351-1.

Root Cause

The issue is caused by ksh bug tracked by BZ#892206.

  • Component
  • ksh

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