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[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: dash-0.5.5.1-2; Obsolete: ash
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:29:31 -0600
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: dash-0.5.5.1-2; Obsolete: ash
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
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The package dash has been upgraded to 0.5.5.1-2 for those using cygwin
1.7, simultaneously replacing dash-0.5.5.1-1 and ash-20040127-4. The ash
package is now obsolete; ash.exe is provided by the dash package.
This is a minor patch release of dash. It adds a patch for rudimentary
LINENO support (the reported numbers are no less precise than what is
reported in shell syntax errors, but multi-line compound statements sure
leave a lot to be desired). It also makes ash become a synonym for dash
(obsoleting the older ash package with its slew of POSIX non-compliance
bugs). For now, there are no plans of replacing /bin/sh with dash.
See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/dash/.
DASH is a POSIX-compliant implementation of /bin/sh that aims to be as
small as possible. It does this without sacrificing speed where possible.
In fact, it is significantly faster than bash (the GNU Bourne-Again SHell)
for most tasks.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'dash' from the
'Base' or 'Shells' category (it should already be automatically selected).
Be sure that you do not have any cygwin programs running during the upgrade.
Note that downloads from cygwin.com aren't allowed due to bandwidth
limitations. This means that you will need to find a mirror which has
this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
volunteer cygwin dash maintainer
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