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Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 19:29:01 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
To: Myknees <myknees AT aol DOT com>
cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com, Robert Hoehne <robert DOT hoehne AT gmx DOT net>
Subject: Re: LD looks at zip drive
In-Reply-To: <19980104164200.LAA27051@ladder02.news.aol.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.980104192352.12376F-100000@is>
MIME-Version: 1.0

On 4 Jan 1998, Myknees wrote:

> With all due respect, that is not always the case.  With binutils, for example,
> you must run the configuration first, but in order to do that, you need many
> UNIX-type applications that a beginner will most likely know nothing about. 

You need to download and install these applications (they are all 
available from the DJGPP sites), but you don't need to know anything 
about them.

> So what I understood from those sections is that a beginner would have to go to
> the simtel ftp site and look for the GNU things, install them, then go get the
> symlink() patch from the mail archives, get patch.exe to apply the patch, get
> man in order to read the documentation for patch, and finally get less so that
> man.exe can function.  

I didn't know that Robert used a patched ln.exe which is not available in 
binary form anywhere.  IMHO, this is an unfortunate decision on Robert's 
part.  I'd guess if you ask nicely enough, Robert would send you the 
binary he used, though.

> But the whole process is certainly not simple or easy.

It should be.  If it is not, please report it as a bug in the ported 
package.  In particular, users should not need to patch their utilities 
to build a package. 

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