Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/03/22/00:53:03
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
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).
>>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 more.help 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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