Updated: dash-0.5.7-1

Eric Blake (cygwin) eblake@redhat.com
Sat Dec 3 23:16:00 GMT 2011

The package dash has been upgraded to 0.5.7-1, leaving as

This is a new upstream release.  Among other upstream changes, dash now
uses faccessat, so that the built-in 'test' now honors ACLs, making
rebaseall easier to run.  For now, there are no immediate plans of
replacing /bin/sh with dash, but the possibility remains for the future.

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.

Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin dash maintainer

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