bash 3.1.18 seems seriously broken

Wed Sep 27 21:41:00 GMT 2006

Larry Breyer wrote:
> What changed from bash 3.1.17 to 3.1.18 ?

Did you bother reading the ANNOUNCEMENT?

> I blindly performed a cygwin update, rebooted, and attempted startx.
> X came up OK but the terminals would not respond to keyboard input.
> Looking at the output of startx it became apparent something was
> seriously wrong with /bin/sh (/bin/bash).
> I got syntax errors on blank lines.
> I also found, by adding little debugging stuff, like 'ls $XAPPLRESDIR',
> that the shell was quoting env variables.  I was getting "no such file
> or directory" on valid paths because the shell was including single
> quotes around the path.  At least that's what it looked like.
> Really odd.  I solved the problem by reverting to bash 3.1.17.

The hippo made me do it! What? What do you mean you can't see the hippo?

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