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  • From: Eric Sandall <eric AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [SM-Discuss] statically linked bash?
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 08:14:23 -0700

Quoting Arwed von Merkatz <v.merkatz AT>:
> Hi,
> I just updated readline and bash in the devel grimoire and while doing
> this totally broke my readline install which left me with no working
> shell on my system. Luckily i managed to recover from that using a
> static busybox i got from a rpm on the web, but it made me wonder why we
> don't install a static bash binary in addition to the dynamic one
> anymore. I know we used to do that, and I think it's a nice fallback for
> such problems. Does anyone remember why we removed that from the bash
> spell?

I don't see any mention of it in bash/HISTORY, but please re-implement this if
you would.


Eric Sandall | Source Mage GNU/Linux Developer
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