shells/bash-4.0 port horribly broken

David O'Brien obrien at
Thu Mar 12 19:46:09 PDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 12:48:09PM +0100, Stefan Bethke wrote:
>> The update still remains broken:
>> [root at portjail ~]$ echo $(uname)
>> -bash: command substitution: line 25: syntax error near unexpected token 
>> `)'
>> -bash: command substitution: line 25: `uname)'
> I also find this rather annoying.  I believe that a rather large percentage 
> of people use bash as their default shell, so moving from 3.2 to 4.0 should 
> have been preceded by a headsup or an entry in UPDATING.

I didn't have issues with my ~/.bashrc when I updated from 3.2 to 4.0 so
I didn't notice this issue.  (guess I'm too old school and use "`"'s).

-- David  (obrien at

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