6.31.1. Installation of Bash
First, apply the following patch to fix various bugs that have been
patch -Np1 -i ../bash-4.2-fixes-5.patch
Prepare Bash for compilation:
./configure --prefix=/usr \
The meaning of the configure options:
This option designates the directory into which HTML
formatted documentation will be installed.
This option tells Bash to use the
readline library that is already installed
on the system rather than using its own readline version.
Compile the package:
Skip down to “Install the
package” if not running the test suite.
To prepare the tests, ensure that the
nobody user can write to the sources tree:
chown -Rv nobody .
Now, run the tests as the
su nobody -s /bin/bash -c "make tests"
Install the package:
Run the newly compiled bash program (replacing the one
that is currently being executed):
exec /bin/bash --login +h
The parameters used make the bash process an interactive
login shell and continue to disable hashing so that new programs
are found as they become available.