FS#76721 - [bash] Please build bash some new options

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Andrey (Gendalf) - Friday, 02 December 2022, 21:22 GMT
Last edited by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Monday, 04 September 2023, 23:47 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Please build bash with some options (for enable some new features):

./configure --enable-translatable-strings for include support for $"..." translatable strings

And may be ./configure --enable-alt-array-implementation for enable an alternate array implementation that optimizes speed at the cost of space (This option at your discretion)

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce:
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Closed by  Toolybird (Toolybird)
Monday, 04 September 2023, 23:47 GMT
Reason for closing:  Deferred
Additional comments about closing:  See comments
Comment by Andrey (Gendalf) - Friday, 02 December 2022, 22:06 GMT
This options(features) released in bash 5.2
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Friday, 02 December 2022, 22:21 GMT
FWIW, I don't see "other big distros" enabling these options. For such a key distro component, we'd need some pretty solid testing..

Sidenote: latest bash-5.2.0-1 has just hit [testing], but without the 12 post-release patches available upstream. Oversight or ...?
Comment by Andrey (Gendalf) - Saturday, 03 December 2022, 06:08 GMT
Yes, but why not activate this new feature? ) And test it ) It is not necessary to do it as others distros )
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Monday, 04 September 2023, 23:47 GMT