Subject: Re: Newby's questions
To: Koestler Sonja <Sonja.Koestler@icn.siemens.de>
From: Randy Devol <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/05/1999 08:58:01
At 07:08 AM 2/5/99 +0100, Koestler Sonja wrote:
>I've installed NetBSD on my machine and everything is working fine so far.
>But I have some questions:
>1) Is it possible to get a tcsh or at least a "switch" for command
>completion for the text terminal?
Once pppd is up and connected to your ISP you can:
get the pkgsrc.zip file from NetBSD-current,
unzip and untar it in the /usr directory,
cd to /usr/pkgsrc/shells/tsch
type "make ; make install"
and like magic, it will get made. It will likely take a while for it has
to download sources and then compile everything. Once it is compiled and
installed, you will still need to update your password file entry to use tsch.
>2) How do I find out to wich parameters I can set LANG (I need german) ;
>also for text terminal?
Uh, don't know.
>3) Is there something like a "bloody beginner's guide" ?
A friend of mine found the book, "UNIX for the Impatient" very helpful. He
is very impatient and it got him started quickly. (It is in English.)
I found the FAQs helpful for me. I think I got them from the news group
comp.sys.bsd. Also the FreeBSD web site has lots of helpful hints that
also apply to NetBSD.
In "A Scanner Darkly," was Philip K. Dick foreshadowing Web commerce:
"Someday, he thought, it'll be mandatory that we all sell the McDonald's
hamburger as well as buy it; we'll sell it back and forth to each other
forever from our living rooms."