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Re: Bash 2.0 Problems (ifconfig)

Fabrizio Polacco wrote:
> "Brian C. White" <bcwhite@verisim.com> writes:
> > Okay, it sounds like the problems associated with bash2 are few. 
> > Let's go with it.
> Had anybody got a problem with slattach?
> After upgrade to bash 2.0 (to test man problems) I found I wasn't able
> to have sl0 up again.
> I'm using CSLIP from dip via bootp.
> $ /sbin/ifconfig sl0
> sl0       Link encap:VJ Serial Line IP  
>           unspec addr:00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-ED-05-00-00-02-00 
> Bcast:00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-05-00-00-02-00 
> Mask:00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-05-00-00-00-00
>           [NO FLAGS]  MTU:296  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 compressed:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 compressed:0
> Upgrading netbase doesn't fix the problem, while downgrade to the old
> bash does.

See bug report #7796 (MORE BASH-2.0 PROBLEMS). It is IMHO a serious
bug (anti-feature?) because it affects a lot of programs that use
the system() or exec* functions.



 Peter Tobias                                EMail:
 Fachhochschule Ostfriesland                 tobias@et-inf.fho-emden.de
 Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informatik   tobias@debian.org
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