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Re: Bash source repository

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash source repository
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:23:22 -0500
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Bob Proulx wrote:
> Jan Schampera wrote:
>> The official patches should be there as individual commits. Though, I
>> admit it's not a small amount of work to do all that for the past
>> releases. Such a GIT or SVN repository technically is easy to do, but
>> who feeds it :(
> Moving forward from now it should be reasonably easy to keep it up to
> date with official patches.  But recreating the history of all of the
> past releases and all official patches for all past releases would be
> significant effort.  Just trying to locate all of them would be quite
> the task.
> If someone actually had all of the releases and all of the patches
> together (the hard part) then I would be willing to put them together
> (the easy part) for the version control history.  But as you say, then
> someone still needs to feed it when new official patches are released.

All the release tarfiles and official patches dating back to at least
bash-1.14 are on ftp.gnu.org in pub/gnu/bash (though the form of the
patches has changed).  This is at least a 15-year chronology.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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