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
>use.
>
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.

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