Error installing bash on Sierra

Barrie Stott zen146410 at
Sat May 27 08:37:40 UTC 2017

On 27 May 2017, at 09:13, Dave Horsfall <dave at> wrote:
> Does not /bin/bash come with the base system on your box?  It does on 
> mine, and has for years.
> -- 
> Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

Thanks for the reply and yes it does. I’ve been behaving like the milkman’s horse and trying to install bash on Sierra because it was on El Capitan. I'll grant that MacPort’s bash at 4.4.12 is more recent that Apple’s at 3.2.57 but my uses are not at all esoteric and I’ve been using Apple’s since being without MacPorts with no problem. I’m really grateful; not only do I have a solution but one requiring no work!


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