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Minor problems with bash-3.2-33.el5_11.4

From: Tajthy, Tamas
Subject: Minor problems with bash-3.2-33.el5_11.4
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:04:54 +0200


I have a minor issue with the newest bash-3.2-33.el5_11.4 (RedHat) package. 
Same happens on Debian Wheezy (unfortunately I do not know that version number 

I usually define in my .bash_profile some functions called "..", "...", "...." 
and so on. After the latest  package was installed I continuously get error 
messages shown above when I start a (sub-)bash from the login bash:

bash: error importing function definition for `BASH_FUNC_..'
bash: error importing function definition for `BASH_FUNC_...'
bash: error importing function definition for `BASH_FUNC_....'

etc...  And these functions cannot be used in the child bash. But no problem is 
shown when bash is a login shell (called as "bash -l") and the definition is 
read from the .bash_profile.

My bash function family is defined in my .bash_profile similar to bellow lines

.. (){  command cd ../"$1";}
... (){  command cd ../../"$1";}
.... (){  command cd ../../../"$1";}
export -f .. ... ....

In all previous versions this worked well, so I could go to the parent 
directory typing ".." instead of "cd ..".

Is it by design or just an unforeseen side effect of the bug fix?

*** Version number of Bash:
$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.25(1)-release (i686-redhat-linux-gnu)
$ rpm -qa|grep bash

*** The hardware and operating system:
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X5650  @ 2.67GHz
$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.6 (Tikanga)

*** The compiler used to compile Bash:

*** A description of the bug behavior:
See above description

*** A short script or 'recipe' which exercises the bug and may be used to 
reproduce it:

$ ,,() { echo TEST;}
$ export -f ,,
$ ,,
$ bash
bash: error importing function definition for `BASH_FUNC_,,
$ ,,
bash: ,,: command not found

Thank You in advance!

Kind regards,
Tamás Tajthy

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