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Re: bash install using default prefix deleted /bin/bash & /bin/sh symlin

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash install using default prefix deleted /bin/bash & /bin/sh symlink
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 09:52:57 -0400

> Bash Version: 2.05b
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> Description:
> I built and installed static-linked bash 2.05b on a RedHat 6.1
> workstation, with gcc-2.95-3 and make-3.80, in preparation for another
> attempt to build and install glibc-2.2.4.  I used configure's default
> prefix of /usr/local.
> I used checkinstall-1.5.2 to do the "make install" (my standard practice
> when bulding programs from source) to update the rpm database.  
> After installing, I found that /bin/bash and the /bin/sh symlink to
> /bin/bash had both been deleted (fortunately I had Tom's RTBT on hand to
> fix this when the system couldn't initialize on re-boot).
> My suspicion is this could be the result of a bug in the bash sources.

I don't see how, since the `install' target in the bash Makefile doesn't
issue any `rm' commands.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.cwru.edu/~chet/

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