On 2013-05-19 14:17:59 +0100, Reuben Thomas wrote:It seems that bash now includes its own version of the GNU Readline
> This bug still exists, but I'm no longer sure to which package it should be
> assigned. I come across the bug in bash 4.2, which doesn't seem to depend
> on any version of libreadline now (e.g. bash 4.2-5).
library. Perhaps the bug should be cloned...
The build dependency on readline for bash was removed here:
bash (2.05b-2-11) unstable; urgency=medium
* Remove build dependency on readline (closes: #215165).
-- Matthias Klose <email@example.com> Tue, 14 Oct 2003 20:37:23 +0200
But you reported the bug in 2006. When you said "With readline 5.0
they work fine, but with 5.1 they don't work.", do you remember how
you tested that?
Anyway I can reproduce the Ctrl-u bug with pari-gp, which depends on
libreadline6 (note that this bug is still assigned to libreadline5).