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What is the output of `cat -A /etc/sbopkg/repos.d/40-sbo.repo`
# $Id: 40-sbo.repo 669 2009-07-08 16:22:00Z chess.griffin $$
# SlackBuilds.org repository file$
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE. CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN.$
# See README-repos.d in the sbopkg /doc directory for$
# information on this directory and how to create$
# custom repository files.$
# Repo Branch Description Tag Tool Link CheckGPG$
SBo 13.0 "SBo repository for Slackware 13.0" _SBo rsync slackbuilds.org::slackbuilds/13.0 GPG$
SBo 12.2 "SBo repository for Slackware 12.2" _SBo rsync slackbuilds.org::slackbuilds/12.2 GPG$
SBo 12.1 "SBo repository for Slackware 12.1" _SBo rsync slackbuilds.org::slackbuilds/12.1 GPG$
SBo 12.0 "SBo repository for Slackware 12.0" _SBo rsync slackbuilds.org::slackbuilds/12.0 GPG$
SBo 11.0 "SBo repository for Slackware 11.0" _SBo rsync slackbuilds.org::slackbuilds/11.0 GPG$
and `/bin/bash --version`? (3.2 will also mess it up.)
GNU bash, version 4.0.24(2)-release (i486-slackware-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software; you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
ok, so my question now is how it got installed. This is a bit worrisome to me, because I am 100% sure I installed nothing from testing on this computer. The only possibility I can think of is that this somehow came from a "slackpkg upgrade-all". I don't use any other package manager. Hmmm. Maybe I should abandon slackpkg and sbopkg and go back to the manual way.
Thanks for noticing this. I'm sorry I responded no to the version question before, but really, I don't understand how it is possible.
How does slackpkg treat upgrades when different versions exist in the main branch and in /testing?
I don't know. While I naturally use sbopkg, I don't use slackpkg, but that was my initial suspect, too. Slackpkg may have an option to enable or disable /testing. If it's allowed to look in /testing it's going to correctly see that you have a bash installed and that bash 3.1 isn't the newest, so will upgrade you. But its default configuration certainly shouldn't do that. It's my understanding that it's a solid, sensible program, but if you can't find anything amiss in your configuration and/or that is the default, you might report it to the slackpkg folks as a bug.
I upgraded to 3.1.17 and it works fine. slackpkg upgrade-all does not suggest upgrading to the /testing version. So I must have been sleep-walking one night. Thanks for the help, and sorry again for the misinformation.