Bug 253673 - Bash man page correction for alias expansion.
Summary: Bash man page correction for alias expansion.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: bash   
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Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tomas Janousek
QA Contact: Chris Ward
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Blocks: 246258
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-08-21 05:18 UTC by Norm Murray
Modified: 2018-10-19 23:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0380
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-21 15:36:09 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
I think that should have been 'for' the bash manpage ;P (540 bytes, patch)
2007-08-21 05:24 UTC, Wade Mealing
no flags Details | Diff
patch from Issuetracker (571 bytes, patch)
2007-11-07 08:46 UTC, Masahiro Matsuya
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0380 normal SHIPPED_LIVE bash bug fix update 2008-05-20 16:48:21 UTC

Description Wade Mealing 2007-08-21 05:18:18 UTC
Description of problem:

The man page for bash does not accurately describe bash's use of alias's within
a non interactive script.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Patch incoming to bash manpage.

Comment 1 Wade Mealing 2007-08-21 05:24:44 UTC
Created attachment 161948 [details]
I think that should have been 'for' the bash manpage ;P

Comment 2 Pete Graner 2007-08-21 06:39:33 UTC
Looks good. I'm pushing for a 5.2 update of bash.

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-16 03:46:11 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 4 Tomas Janousek 2007-11-06 17:03:14 UTC
What's wrong with that text?

Comment 6 Tomas Janousek 2007-11-07 08:00:48 UTC
Well, the manpage for the alias command describes what the command does, not how
expansion works, that's ok, I think. But I don't understand how removing the
paragraph about expand_aliases helps (that's what the attached patch does).

Comment 7 Masahiro Matsuya 2007-11-07 08:46:03 UTC
Created attachment 249881 [details]
patch from Issuetracker

Comment 8 Tomas Janousek 2007-11-07 09:07:23 UTC
Ok, makes sense now.

Comment 16 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 15:36:09 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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