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Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 00:55:06 -0500
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: Joshua Daniel Franklin <joshuadfranklin AT yahoo DOT com>
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Subject: Re: pager in default install
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In my previous post, I didn't mean to argue against 'more' as a package, 
or against its inclusion in the 'base'.  I was merely pointing out the 
fallacies in arguing that Debian(util-linux in 'Base') + 
util-linux(contains more) ===> cygwin(more in 'Base').  It doesn't.

In fact, I think it would be a good idea to have a 'more' package for 
cygwin.  I'm not sure it should be included in 'base' -- perhaps 'Text' 
or 'Utils' would be a better choice.  If you are willing to 
port/package/provide/maintain 'more' then I think it should be added to 
the distribution.


Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:

>>>Now, back to the topic: more.  Just because util-linux is classified as 
>>>BASE by Debian, and we want to follow (within reason) Debian's category 
>>>scheme, it does not NECESSARILY follow that every program WITHIN 
>>>util-linux should ALSO be a 'base' package -- by splitting things up we 
>>>have more flexibility.  ('more' might be 'base'able -- but not merely on 
>>>the basis of util-linux's position in the Debian category scheme).
>>Thanks, Chuck.
>>What he said.
> This is very true. Well, if no one thinks 'base' needs a pager, I'm going to 
> abandon the quest for a Cygwin 'more'. I suppose it might be nominally useful
> as a sort of legacy-compatibility package, but a symlink to less should 
> accomplish that (as already discussed). A competent user should be able to
> figure that one out.
> I did get 'more' to compile with some messy patches. It used old
> re_comp/re_exec functions for regular expressions, I switched these to pcre
> equivalents. With Chuck's nls->gettext code from ddate I even got
> internationalization to work, so you can read in Czech and Japanese
> (the only languages included). :)
> But, the source is from 1999 and doesn't seem to be ever updated. I'd be in
> good company not worrying about it, too: I looked and 'more' was nuked from
> FreeBSD 21 months ago:
> Anyway, unless someone beats down my door for it, that's the last of 'more'.
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