shells/bash-4.0 port horribly broken

Jerry gesbbb at
Thu Mar 12 14:28:22 PDT 2009

On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 14:18:28 -0700 (PDT)
bf <bf2006a at> wrote:

>--- On Thu, 3/12/09, bf <bf2006a at> wrote:
>> Hang on guys, we're looking into it.  The upstream
>> maintainer
>> confirms that failures in command substitutions are _not_
>> the
>> expected behavior of bash 4.x, that they are not being
>> observed on
>> many other systems, and that in the past similar problems
>> like
>> this have been connected with problems in bison, so maybe
>> our use
>> of system yacc has something to do with it.
>> The point about running the testsuite is well-taken.
>> b.
>Yes, I can confirm on my system (8-CURRENT i386), switching
>the port from system yacc to bison 2.x solves the
>command substitution problem.  Try the attached patch.

By any chance, did you commit a Send-PR for this patch? I will try the
patch later tonight anyway.


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