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Bug 453123 - [REGRESSION] Wrong input confuses bash's arithmetic unit permanently
Summary: [REGRESSION] Wrong input confuses bash's arithmetic unit permanently
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: bash
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Roman Rakus
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-27 13:00 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2014-01-13 00:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 21:10:10 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2009:0116 normal SHIPPED_LIVE bash bug fix update 2009-01-20 16:04:47 UTC

Description Enrico Scholz 2008-06-27 13:00:24 UTC
Description of problem:

Bug #286861 affects RHEL 5.2 too:

Scripts like

: $(( tmp=foo.a+0 )) 
i=0 ; : $(( ++i )) ; echo $i 

return the expected '1' on RHEL 5.1, but '0' on RHEL 5.2.  Further arithmetic
operations will be ignored silently.

This breaks existing applications, which check e.g. for numeric input with this

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

bash-3.2-21.el5 (broken)
bash-3.1-16.1   (ok)

How reproducible:


Comment 1 Roman Rakus 2008-06-27 14:10:02 UTC
Patch should be backported.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-06-27 14:24:35 UTC
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.  

Since no regressions are allowed between releases, 
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.  

Please resolve ASAP.

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 21:10:10 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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