8 years ago
Some users might be surprised that after doing an update on their LMDE, and opening a Terminal would display an error instead of the lovely cow with random quotes.
/usr/bin/mint-fortune: line 35: [: ==: unary operator expected
To solve this issue, open a Terminal and issue the command below:
gksudo gedit /usr/bin/mint-fortune
Locate and replace:
if [ $showfortunes == "true" ]; then
if [ "$showfortunes"=="true" ]; then
Make sure that there is no spaces in between "$showfortunes"=="true"
Save the file and open a Terminal to test.
*Some tutorials available on the web does state to not leave any spaces in between "$showfortunes"=="true" so same error still shows up when opening a Terminal.
Or alternatively, just remove the existing spaces on the sides of the ==
No need to add more quotes:
if [ $showfortunes=="true" ]; then
Thanks. Not a huge problem, but any slight annoyances that can be avoided makes me a bit happier. :)