IT IS A BUG -- Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
- Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2018 07:24:04 -0600
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: IT IS A BUG -- Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
On 10/31/2018 09:14 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
Debian 9.1 with MATE installed from DVD set.
Due a non-reproducible sequence of events, a binary executable was over
written by the contents of a man page in pure text format. For unknown
reason, the resulting file was tagged as executable.
A custom MATE launcher pointed the corrupted file.
When the launcher icon was clicked there was no response whatsoever.
Including *NO ERROR MESSAGE*
Is this a bug or a feature?
If a feature, why?
Turns out there was a *YUCKY* choice for a default setting.
In the default profile for mate-terminal there is a choice titled
"Run command as a login shell".
The option is *not* enabled.
That makes the choice "given"(sic) by Caja of
"Run in terminal"
I consider this a Debian, not Upstream, bug as each distro should be
responsible for choosing their defaults.
Please contact me offline if you are willing to help a first time bug