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Update bash to 5.1.4
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Authored by Harvey on Tue, Jan 5, 1:20 PM.

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5.0.11 -> 5.1.4
Full changelog available here

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  • Run several bash scripts
  • Test new SRANDOM variable

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Harvey created this revision.Tue, Jan 5, 1:20 PM
Harvey requested review of this revision.Tue, Jan 5, 1:20 PM
Jacalz added a subscriber: Jacalz.Tue, Jan 5, 1:24 PM

Just out of curiosity, why are there always multiple patches back-ported from upstream every time bash is updated. Wouldn't it be enough to just use the releases?
Sorry if this is a stupid question, was just wandering as we don't really do so with any other packages unless there are very critical bugs that need fixed.

@Jacalz, that's because how bugfix releases of bash and readline work. They don't make self-contained tarballs for minor releases - they release patchsets that need to be applied on top of major release tarball.

Harvey updated this revision to Diff 24765.Tue, Jan 5, 1:32 PM

Change license to -or-later and add homepage

Jacalz added a comment.Tue, Jan 5, 1:45 PM

@Jacalz, that's because how bugfix releases of bash and readline work. They don't make self-contained tarballs for minor releases - they release patchsets that need to be applied on top of major release tarball.

Thank you very much for the explanation. Makes a lot more sense now :)