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# bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.1.17(1)-release (i686-redhat-linux-gnu)

# yum install bash
Failed to set locale, defaulting to C
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
rpmforge                  100% |=========================| 1.9 kB    00:00     
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 4.0 MB    00:05     
rpmforge  : ################################################## 11467/11467
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do
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What version of CentOS are you on? You'll be able to tell with cat /etc/issue and uname -a –  ewwhite May 9 '13 at 12:09
    
Fedora Core release 6 Linux AMTDAUDIT 2.6.22.14-72.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Nov 21 13:44:07 EST 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux –  ohho May 10 '13 at 1:31

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You are on an incredibly old, outdated, and unsupported version of Fedora Core, not CentOS.

Fedora Core 6 was end-of-lifed on 2007-12-07, and because of Fedora Core's rapid release cycle, it is almost never seen on servers. Consider migrating to a more enterprise-friendly distro with longer support cycles (like CentOS).

If you must get a newer version of bash on this system, you'll probably have to compile it from source. But, seriously, migrate to something that's been released this decade.

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