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Re: Bash 4.2.39 now available for OpenVMS Alpha/I64

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash 4.2.39 now available for OpenVMS Alpha/I64
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 17:55:22 -0500
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On 12/16/12 10:51 AM, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> Bash 4.2.39 is now available for OpenVMS.

Nice job; this looks like it was a lot of work.

> Now that I have a working release, I would like to know if it is possible
> to get the changes and code needed for building Bash on OpenVMS into the
> GNU bash repository.

I would be interested in seeing the changes to the mainline bash sources
required for OpenVMS.  This is pretty large to maintain with bash, moreso
since I do not have or anticpate getting any VMS systems.  I can see
adding some of the VMS changes to the bash sources if they are not too

> I have not been able to determine how to pull down the periodic tarballs
> from the bash source repository to attempt building them on VMS. Currently
> I am not sure of how functional the Bison port on VMS is, so I can not
> directly build from the repository.  The autoconfigure step probably will
> not run on OpenVMS either.

You can go to the head of the `devel' branch:


there should be a `download' link on that page.


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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