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Re: [PATCH] * tests/misc/sort-continue: Port to Fedora 15.

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] * tests/misc/sort-continue: Port to Fedora 15.
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 09:35:06 +0100

Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 11/12/11 01:34, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Maybe F15's bash has changed very recently?
> No, my /bin/bash is dated June 22.  It says it's
> GNU bash, version 4.2.10(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu)
> So I'm surprised that you didn't observe the bug when you were
> running Fedora 15.  I'm also surprised you didn't observe it
> with Fedora 16, since the bug is in Bash -- maybe Fedora 16
> has patched it?
> The failing diagnostic (without my recent coreutils fix) is:
> ./misc/sort-continue: redirection error: cannot duplicate fd: Invalid argument
> ./misc/sort-continue: line 33: /dev/null: Invalid argument

Oh!  I thought you meant the test was actually failing.
I have confirmed that even with bash from F16 (and without
your patch), that diagnostic does appear in the log.

> I can reproduce the bash bug with a simple test case, with
> the latest stable Bash, and have reported this as a Bash bug
> here:

Nice.  So it will be fixed soon.

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