Subject: Re: /usr/share NOT?
To: David Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Nathan J Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
Date: 04/22/1996 12:51:13
I have four NetBSD machines... Amiga, Sun3, Sun4 (using the
god-given correct byte order :) and i386 (using the evil byte order).
Anyways, I have noticed that the i386 (the only one of the three to be
starving for disk) cannot share /usr/share with the others.
I've noticed in particular that the fortune database and the
localization (or wherever the clib error messages come from) database
I noticed this just last week with NLS when mounting /usr/share on my
sun3 from my i386 box; it's reported as lib/2334 in the bug database.
Which brings me to my last point. vi will not run without
/usr/share. This is a downright pain in the ass if /usr/share is
nfs. It would be an improvement if vi would kick itself into 'open
mode' when it couldn't divine the terminal properly.
Really? Which byte-order-dependant file does vi depend on? vi
on the sun3 works just fine with the i386 /usr/share.
- Nathan <email@example.com>