A friend was having multiple problems/crashes with Bash associated arrays and reported a bash bug. The maintainer of bash said it was fixed in 4.1
Bash 4.1 was located here: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show?project=shells. Installed it. Bash was dead, and so was the entire system!
Googling found this solution (which also describes the error):
FS#18051 : [bash] 4.1.002-1 broke my system i686
readline 6.1.001 should have been a prereq to Bash 4.1. readline was upgraded and the system is operational.
How does a user tell the maintainer in the build service that readline 6.1.001 is a prereq to bash 4.1? Do these also get reported in novell bugzilla? It’s really a repository problem, not software?
Are the maintainer’s contact details shown when you do a rpm -qi bash? Look at the Packager line.
On 2010-07-09 19:35 GMT opensuseforumorg42 wrote:
> How does a user tell the maintainer in the build service that readline
> 6.1.001 is a prereq to bash 4.1? Do these also get reported in novell
> bugzilla? It’s really a repository problem, not software?
That’s a very good question.
You could write a bugzilla, but they might close it. Depends.
To get the maintainer, you need to use the command “osc” with some
magic options I don’t remember. And to use “osc” I’m not sure if you
need a build account too, or the novell account suffices.
This was asked recently in one of the mail lists, perhaps -project or
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” GM (Minas Tirith))