The command "bash --version" does not show the correct version number after updating to the latest bash package.

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Issue

RHEL6.5 # rpm -q bash
bash-4.1.2-15.el6_5.2.x86_64

RHEL6.5 # bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.1.2(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-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.
RHEL5.10 # rpm -q bash
bash-3.2-33.el5_11.4

RHEL5.10 # bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.25(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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