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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Porting Open Source to OpenVMS
Author BASH 4.2.39 now available for OpenVMS
malmberg
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Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on December 16 2012 05:37
Bash 4.2.39 is the current release and patch level of the GNU bash project and is now available for OpenVMS.

This version does not support Job Control as that can not be easily implemented on VMS at this time.

Coprocess and network socket support were not implemented in this release to save time in debugging and testing.

This release has been tested with configure scripts for the curl, gawk and bash project itself as well as most of the bash internal tests.

Several testers including HP and Eric Roberson of IQware helped to make this release a reality.

The building procedure uses search lists, support routines, and TPU editing scripts, which makes it easier to keep the VMS releases current with the GNU releases.

It is recommended that you read the release notes before installation or immediately after installation to make sure that the new version is used by GNV.

You should install this kit on the same disk that GNV was installed on.

If you have installed GNV which sets up a POSIX root, if you are not running the GNV startup procedure, the [vms$common.gnv.bin] directory will not be set up, and this will cause problems with installing other kits. Hopefully that issue will be fixed in a future GNV kit.

If you installed the Bash 1.14.8 kit separate from GNV, it will have to be uninstalled before this kit can be installed because the producer is now GNV.

Pre-built PCSI kits are at:

ftp://encompasserve.org/gnv/axp0830/ Alpha 8.3 kits
ftp://encompasserve.org/gnv/axp0840/ Alpha 8.4 kits
ftp://encompasserve.org/gnv/i640840/ Itanium 8.4 kits

Kits are planned to be in at the GNV project at sourceforge.net download section in the future.

For those that want to build it from source, you can check out the VMS specific changes in the http://gnv.cvs.sourceforge.net/gnv/ cvs tree from the gnu_vms/bash tree with the cvs tag gnv-bash-V0402-39e0.

These changes are done in conjunction with the actual GNU bash sources, a copy of these are in cvs for GNV project in the gnu/bash tree with the cvs tag gnv-bash-V0402-39e0.

While it should be possible to modify the build procedure to build on VAX/VMS, this has not been attempted yet.

Regards,
-John
[email protected]
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