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Re: Bug in Bash-3.00

From: William Park
Subject: Re: Bug in Bash-3.00
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 14:46:08 -0500
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On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 11:04:54AM +0100, Ivano Primi wrote:
> The bug which I will describe
> affects the version 3.00 of bash shipped
> with Slackware GNU/Linux 10.2 .
> This version has been obtained by applying
> all the patches available at your site (from
> bash30-001 to bash30-016)
> plus an additional patch "which should prevent an issue with newer glibc 
> versions and 2.4.x kernels that leads to a bash hang if bash is 
> recompiled on such a system" (From the Slackware Changelog).

Ahh, so that's what it was.  I was surprised when a newly compiled Bash
works on kernel-2.6.14 but hangs on kernel-2.4.31 (Slackware-10.2).  It
hangs after executing external command (ie. date).  But, internal
command (ie. echo) runs and command prompt returns afterwards.

> In attachment you can find this patch
> (consisting only of a few lines of code), but,
> if you prefer so, then you can download it directly
> from any slackware mirror (for instance,
> from
> http://slackware.ngi.it/slackware-10.2/source/a/bash/patches/
> ).

William Park <address@hidden>, Toronto, Canada
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