Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 348741
Bash Version Inconsistencies
Last modified: 2007-11-16 20:14:56 EST
Description of problem:
Perhaps it's my misunderstanding, but it seems bash versions are a bit
inconsistent (or just wrong).
rpm -q bash
GNU bash, version 3.1.17(1)-release (i686-redhat-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
rpm -q bash
GNU bash, version 3.00.15(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
That the versions would be consistent.
Yeah. The version is not supposed to reflect the patchlevel of bash. It's just a
package release number. I may consider putting the patchlevel to the Version
field. Other distributions don't seem to do this with bash though (e.g. Debian),
unlike with vim, for example.
Thanks for the feedback.
What will cause you to decide one way or the other, to add or not add the
patchlevel to the version field?
Opinions of people who I do/should respect (including myself) :)
You can close this bug if you will not be acting on it. Please let me know.
- we may want to back out a patch some day (which would make the version not
have any sense)
- other distros don't use this versioning with bash
- it's easier to leave it as it is :)