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On 20/08/2005, at 11:25 PM, Grobian wrote:
> Moral of the story: GNU is not Linux. Ehm, no.
> - libedit appears to be a 'good enough' replacement for some tools,
> good enough to make >=readline-4.1 applications compile
> - libedit is in portage
> - libedit is supplied with OSX
> - libedit is even completer (with readline.h) supplied with Apple's
> - there unfortunately is no virtual/readline in town, so emerging
> libedit doesn't give you readline, while in fact it does.
If libedit really is a complete replacement for readline (they
provide the same functionality and at least compatible symlinks) then
it should be a virtual. Currently the libedit ebuild doesn't install
any compatibility symlinks or the headers, which means that on Gentoo
they aren't really virtuals at the moment.
Making them a virtual is probably a subject for broader discussion
(making libedit install readline compatibility, make libedit/readline
block and make them provide="virtual/readline").
> - assumming we would just lie some more to portage about what it
> has and what it doesn't have, we would have to add the readline.h
> file to /usr/include and make a package.provided.
(Because I don't know how this would be done) - where/how would we
add readline.h to /usr/include?
> I think all is dirty, but not being able to compile libxml because
> the testing program -- which a regular user will never use -- uses
> readline for its --shell mode which it doesn't even use in make
> check stinks too.
Well making libedit/readline virtuals (if they really are) isn't
dirty at all - it'd be the right solution. Not so sure about moving
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