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5.276. readline

Updated readline packages that fix a bug and add an enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Readline library provides a set of functions that allow users to edit command lines.

Bug Fix

Previously, the Readline library defined isxdigit as a macro but it is a template function in C++. Consequently, when compiling C++ code, every other C++ header had to be included before the Readline headers in order to avoid compiling errors. With this update, isxdigit is no longer defined as a macro if the compiled program is in C++. As a result, developers no longer have to avoid including Readline headers first when working with C++.


This update adds advisory TTY input audit events, to record the lines actually reported to applications.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated readline packages, which fix this bug and add this enhancement.