Rainer Müller raimue at
Sat Aug 2 12:20:09 PDT 2008

Charles Darwin wrote:
> How do I insert  arguments to Configure phase? In particular for bash  
> I want to have the following:

There is no way to add arbitrary configure arguments. Usually, a variant 
is created if you want to use an optional feature.

> ./configure --enable-bang-history --enable-brace-expansion --enable- 
> command-timing --enable-cond-command --enable-alias --enable-arith-for- 
> command --enable-extended-glob --enable-help-builtin --enable-history  
> --enable-job-control --enable-multibyte --enable-process-substitution  
> --enable-progcomp --enable-prompt-string-decoding --enable-readline -- 
> enable-select --enable-separate-helpfiles --enable-single-help-strings

I am the maintainer of bash. These options are listed as optional in 
./configure --help for bash, but some seem to be enabled by default 
(e.g. command timing, job control, help builtin). What are you missing 
from the default install?


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