3 new bug patches for bash2.05b

Tushar Teredesai tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jun 3 18:42:36 PDT 2003

Greg Schafer wrote:

>Everyone (except for Gerard) seems to be missing the point that the bash
>patches are in a different class. These patches were released by the
>maintainer to fix critical bugs that otherwise render the pkg too buggy to
Not necessarily. Some of the bash patches are when the user's locale 
uses multibyte characters, why would someone who uses only en_US need 
that? That person can easily wait for the next bash release to 
incorporate the patch.

>Contrast this with typical other patches that LFS uses, were Joe Random
>LFS'er made a patch and who knows WTF it does and it makes sense to separate
>out the pataches for clarity sake.
That is a bit harsh! Usually if a LFS user makes the patch, then it is 
known on the list why the patch was made.

>There is a big difference with the bash patches. Anyone can go to gnu.org
>and check the details.
>LFS should appply a convenient mega patch (as an exception) in the case of
>current bash IMHO.
Same could be said for vim patches.

Bottom line, a patch is a patch:-) All patches should be treated eqally, 
regadless of who made it.

Tushar Teredesai

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