Thanks for looking at this post! I wanted to post it to the rooting thread, but I'm too much of a noob to have access to developer threads. I searched around (both here and google), but couldn't find any useful info on my problem.
I'll get right to the point. I rooted my Acer A500 (after doing an OTA update to 4.0.3), as per the instructions on this thread:
Everything seems to have worked well (I have root access, etc), but there is something quirky with Busybox. Every time I type a command in terminal (it doesn't matter which - I use both connectbot and terminal emulator), I get a "precmd: not found" message (even for simple things like directory changes). The odd thing is: the commands work, but I still get the message. For instance, if I ask for a directory listing, I'll get the listing, and at the end, it will say precmd: not found (usually with the name of the command it's referencing, e.g. bash: precmd: not found).
It seems to be looking for it in /system/xbin/bash, but bash is in /data/local; I tried creating a symlink but it didn't work ("link failed Cross-device link"). This is really a nuisance, and I'd like to try installing some linux user-land tools, but I fear the outcome might be disastrous if the busybox tools are misconfigured somehow.
I'd appreciate and help/suggestions. Many thanks.