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Re: How does bash-provides work?

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Thu 19 Jul 2007 - 21:07:01 CEST
Message-Id: <0005405D-A872-4A0C-96A4-F511C24E4477@mac.com>
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On Jul 19, 2007, at 2:48 PM, Eric MSP Veith wrote:

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> Hello,
>
>> An "official" fix assumes that there is "production" usage with clear
>> consensus, which is unlikely to ever happoen imho.
>
> At least the bash-requires.patch (which is applied to bash) seems  
> to be
> semi-official, as rpm uses it by default. Do you know where this patch
> (originally) comes from?
>

The patch originally comes from Ken Estes, then a build master  
@mail.com,
sometime like 1999. See the bash changelog, I snuck his patch into  
the RedHat
bash at my first opportunity.

Many ideas for rpm, including foo(bar) dependency name spaces,  
dependencies attached to files,
per-interpreter for perl (and other) automagic dependency extractors,  
originally came from Ken.

I was very surprised to see that the patch had survived in bash in  
early 2005, all those
efforts are due to Tim Waugh's very careful maintenance.

Dmitri Levin of ALT Linux added some improvements to the patch, so I  
added the execute(...)
dependency name space in the spring of 2006.

All this from memory, I can easily be off by a year or 3. See  
changelogs and cvs for accurate
dates.

73 de Jeff
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