Subject: Re: Vinum in NetBSD: status and questions
To: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/08/2003 18:31:41
On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 05:04:01PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
| I'm currently testing the Vinum/NetBSD code that the Infosys people
| sent me. It's still a bit rough round the edges, but I have got to
| the stage where I can build a kernel with Vinum "support" and talk to
| the driver.
| I currently have a few questions:
| 1. vinum(8) has a command-line mode and uses readline for command
| line editing and history. I can find the headers for readline,
| but I can't find a library. What's the policy? Is readline
| deprecated? I've found editline, but the interface is quite
| different, and I'd prefer to keep things the same.
/usr/include/readline/readline.h is the interface to a readline
compatibility shim provided by -ledit.
If Vinum is mainly for *BSD, libedit is available on all of
them, and IMHO, it's much easier to program for libedit than
Plus, there's "portable" versions of libedit available for non *BSD
platforms (email me for details.)