Problem with Bash-4 and $(command) syntax

David O'Brien obrien at
Fri Mar 13 08:58:39 PDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 02:59:50AM -0700, GESBBB wrote:
> Until a fix has been put in place, I would suggest that a notice be
> placed in UPDATING that Bash-4 is not completely functional and its use
> is not recommended. Better yet, maybe the port should just be marked
> "BROKEN", since it clearly is. I personally would never have installed
> it had I been aware of the problems it is causing.  IMHO, it should
> have been tested more completely before being released into the ports
> system.

I have to weigh all the screams of 'I want the newest Bash 4.0 *NOW*'
with testing.  I didn't see the issue of $() as my .bashrc and scripts
are too old and just use ``.

-- David  (obrien at

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