Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52315
bash2.04 has bugs. please upgrade.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
From: Stig Hackvdn <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: stopped working: ENV= HOME=~user exec $BASH
In-Reply-To: <010822175234.AA49716.SM@nike.ins.cwru.edu>; from
Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 01:52:34PM -0400
On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 01:52:34PM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> > two machines... w/ different versions of redhat. latest is 7.1...
> That doesn't mean anything to me. I mean the bash version. Is it
> 2.04? If so, it's a bug that was fixed in bash-2.05. If you like,
> I can forward you the long, nauseating explanation.
thanks, you answered my question..."fixed in 2.05"
i don't mean to be flip, but in the email you just responded to, the fact
i was using bash 2.04 was visible TWICE....
> two machines... w/ different versions of redhat. latest is 7.1...
> -- stig/jato (pts/0) -- 1 jobs -- Wed Aug 22 -- 08:52:23 --
> -- ...rld__Linux-10101010101/txt > bash --version
---> GNU bash, version 2.04.21(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)
> Copyright 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 09:08:09AM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> > > Machine Type: i386-redhat-linux-gnu
> > >
---> > > Bash Version: 2.04
> > > Patch Level: 21
> > > Release Status: release
> > >
> > > Description:
> > >
> > > i like to use my own environment as root.
> > > for a long time, i've used the /root/.bashrc incantation:
> > > ENV= HOME=~stig exec $BASH;
> > > do do this.
> > >
> > > with bash2 it stopped working.
> > > it works from the command prompt, but not from .bashrc !!!!!
> > What is the version of /bin/bash2?
Rawhide has had bash 2.05 for several months.