[MacPorts] #59699: ksh93: Update to latest version

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sat Nov 16 17:14:30 UTC 2019

On Nov 16, 2019, at 11:10, joerg van den hoff wrote:

> On 16.11.19 13:14, MacPorts wrote:
>> #59699: ksh93: Update to latest version
>> ---------------------+------------------------
>>   Reporter:  jghub   |      Owner:  ryandesign
>>       Type:  update  |     Status:  closed
>>   Priority:  Normal  |  Milestone:
>>  Component:  ports   |    Version:  2.6.2
>> Resolution:  fixed   |   Keywords:
>>       Port:  ksh93   |
>> ---------------------+------------------------
>> Comment (by ryandesign):
>>  Thanks for reminding me to update this port.
>>  Since there has been a new stable release since the last time I looked at
>>  this port—the first stable release since ksh93—I took the opportunity to
>>  rename the port from ksh93 to ksh and to update it to the new stable
>>  version.
> understood. this ksh reports
> Version A 2020.0.0
> as its version string ($KSH_VERSION)
>>  If you'd rather use a newer development version, I added a ksh-devel port
>>  you can use instead.
> this is really great and appreciated since ksh seems under quite heavy refactoring/tidy up efforts so changes should be coming. this ksh-devel reports
> 2020.0.0-beta1
> as its version string. I am not sure how this string/variable (KSH_VERSION) acquires its value but presumably during the build process? if so, I believe the value actually should be
> Version A 2020.0.0-beta1
> i.e. include the leading `Version A ' which seems the only invariant identifier across versions to verify that the currently running shell actually is a ksh93. the previous ksh93 package (which I believe was this 'devel' version actually was reporting the version in the canonical way.
> question: is this a macports issue or are you not in control of the version string? I would then contact the ksh93 maintainers.

I can confirm that difference in the KSH_VERSION, but I'm not doing anything differently when building the two versions, so it's an upstream change.

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