rhubarbpie...@gmail.com wrote:
> On 04/02/14 21:50, Bruce Dubbs wrote:

>> What's the output of 'echo $PS1'?
>> How about 'ldd /bin/bash'?  Is libreadline.so.6 there?
> ldd /bin/bash:
>       linux-gate.so.1 (0xb7732000)
>       libreadline.so.6 => /lib/libreadline.so.6 (0xb76f2000)
>       libhistory.so.6 => /lib/libhistory.so.6 (0xb76ea000)
>       libncursesw.so.5 => /lib/libncursesw.so.5 (0xb768c000)
>       libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb7687000)
>       libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xb74dc000)
>       /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb7733000)

That's OK.

> echo PS1: \s-\v\$

I don't know where this came from.

> Echo PS1 from LFS shows "\w >" as I would expect.  As I can
> "./SomeScript.sh" but cannot "source SomeScript.sh" I attempted to
> manually execute /etc/bashrc from /etc in xterm with ./bashrc but
> received "file not found."

Go back to BLFS Chapter 3 and redo the section "The Bash Shell Startup 

> This is a stretch, but I should mention I compiled BLFS/X with an older
> kernel than I used in compiling LFS.  I found I booted to a blank screen
> after compiling LFS with the 3.13.13 kernel so I reverted to my LFS/BLFS
> 3.10.10 kernel.  I did post the problem to LFS support "Blank screen
> when booting with 3.13.3 kernel. - LFS 7.5" but didn't get a resolution
> and wasn't told I couldn't use an older kernel.  It was a surprise to me
> I could revert to an older kernel.  I specifically asked the question in
> my post.  I will re-compile LFS with the 3.10.10 kernel if suggested.

The kernel has nothing to do with this.

> I should also mention I've continued past my basic X installation and
> have no problems other than xterm.  I can run X, connect to the
> internet, and run all programs I ran with BLFS 7.4 without incident.

In the problematic xterm, what do you get if you run '. ~/.bashrc'.  The 
dot by itself is important.

In the problematic xterm, run '/bin/bash' to go into a subshell.  Now 
try running 'source ~/.bashrc'.

   -- Bruce
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