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From: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
Subject: Re: Bash features
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 15:58:38 +0100

Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>:

> >>>>> On Sat, 9 Jan 2010, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> > On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 00:42:01 +0100
> > Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o> wrote:
> >> as I now learnt, Bash 3.2 vanilla is not enough for some eclasses
> >> to run. Patchlevel 48 is needed.
> What eclasses are this? _p48 isn't marked as stable.

 So it is another patch level, but vanilla Bash 3.2 won't work with
python.eclass at different positions (mostly if conditions, can't tell
what part exactly).

> >> Should we tighten the version string for Bash?
> I don't think there's a need for this, as the patches are only
> bugfixes.

 Sure, but the tree is hit by a needed bug fix.  I researched a lot,
because I bootstrapped with vanilla 3.2 and did not accuse it of the
failures I saw.  Maybe something like "the latest available" is doable.


Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode

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