Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1255886
'bash --help' should mention how to report bugs
Last modified: 2017-04-19 13:01:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Upstream 'bash --help' follows GNU Coding Standards, by telling the user how to report bugs. Building from bash.git, I see:
$ ./bash --version |head -n1
GNU bash, version 4.4.0(4)-devel (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)
$ ./bash --help |tail -n2
Type `./bash -c help' for more information about shell builtin commands.
Use the `bashbug' command to report bugs.
But downstream INTENTIONALLY CRIPPLES this message:
$ bash --version |head -n1
GNU bash, version 4.3.39(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu)
$ bash --help |tail -n2
Type `bash -c "help set"' for more information about shell options.
Type `bash -c help' for more information about shell builtin commands.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to figure out where to report bash bugs, by reading 'bash --help'
The upstream message is gone, and nothing takes its place.
I don't care if you don't want me using 'bashbug' and would rather me report bugs here first, so that you can then triage whether they are upstream or downstream issues. But PLEASE put something in place of the upstream message, rather than deleting the upstream message altogether, such as a link to downstream bugzilla.
You've stumbled upon something archaic here. I dug this up in the logs:
Tue Sep 07 2004 Tim Waugh <firstname.lastname@example.org> 3.0-12
- Remove 'bashbug' from the documentation, because we don't ship it due to
I'll revert it.
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.
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Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.
I'm reopening this BZ, because this is something we should look into at some point.
Reason: Because of ownership transfer of bash that has happened this year, there was no time to look into all BZs properly...
bash-4.4.12-2.fc26 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 26. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-8fbc3ac7a8
bash-4.4.12-2.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-8fbc3ac7a8
bash-4.4.12-2.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.