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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: bash-4.1.13-6

On 09/29/2014 10:14 AM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Eric Blake (cygwin) writes:
>> A new release of bash, 4.1.13-6, has been uploaded and will soon reach a
>> mirror near you; leaving the previous version at 4.12-5.
> Just out of curiosity, why is this release version -6 instead of -1?

Because of how upstream bash numbers things.  They only ship a 4.1
tarball, and then 13 official patches that must be applied by the
maintainer on top of that 4.1 tarball.  However, it modifies the micro
version number according to which upstream patches have been applied.
So, this is my sixth time building bash 4.1 for cygwin, and it's just
that bash's micro number bumped from 4.1.12 to 4.1.13 in between my -5
and -6 builds.

When I eventually get bash 4.3 out the door, it will start at 4.3.27-1
(or a higher micro, as there is still a lot of churn in upstream bash to
now patch lower-priority bugs that are no longer Shell Shock attacks
thanks to patch 27, but which are still local crashers).

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
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