I'm struggling to update bash, yum update bash doesn't find anything and a search displays:

bash.i386                                3.0-19.6               installed

on Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 6)

Any help would be great.

  • Same situation here and I really want to avoid a release upgrade, since a fresh install is recommended in this case. – Luis Fernando Alen Apr 24 '12 at 16:50

You need to upgrade to a newer release of RHEL -- you've got the latest version for your release.

  • That's what I feared, is there no alternative as this is a production system that cannot be upgraded. – Prisoner Aug 3 '11 at 9:57
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    Well, if it can't be upgraded then by definition you can't upgrade bash. You could build it from source, but that's got it's own set of problems. It there's a business case for needing to upgrade bash, though, why would an upgrade not be possible? You just plan appropriately and go do it. – womble Aug 3 '11 at 10:01

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