Subject: Re: [ Re: bash]
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/28/2001 13:16:06
Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Matthias Buelow wrote:
> > it's fairly simple, you untar the archive and use the bin/package
> > utility for building and installing it (type "bin/package help".
> > Nmake (not dmake) is required but packaged in the ast archive.
> I have only "ast-ksh.2001-01-01.0000.tgz". It doesn't seem to have
> either of those. Yeah, I know, if all else fails, try reading the
> instructions.  :-)

You also need INIT.<somthing>.tgz as well (it should be listed as a
prereq package on the ksh download page).

> > It would be nice if the whole ast stuff would be available as a
> > package for NetBSD, it includes other utilities (the original pax,
> > etc., which is not really required for NetBSD, since it ships with
> > its own pax but the AT&T one has more functionality, including
> > handling of a lot more archives like rpm etc.)
> I was hoping to make a little package of just "ksh".

Hmm, little...

	thoreau:~ 216> size ksh93-alpha /bin/*sh
	text    data    bss     dec     hex     filename
	1198476 47696   48316   1294488 13c098  ksh93-alpha
	533316  25328   39868   598512  921f0   /bin/csh
	601388  25232   26492   653112  9f738   /bin/ksh
	641004  31248   23636   695888  a9e50   /bin/sh
	763068  45048   1256156 2064272 1f7f90  /bin/tcsh

All statically linked.  Little isn't a work that springs to mind!

Seriously, ast-ksh only includes ksh (and be build goo), and we can just
install the binary (and I assume there's a man page in there somewhere).

Simon Burge                            <>
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