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Re: pkg/41943 (readline 6.0 is GPLv3.)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/41943; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/41943 (readline 6.0 is GPLv3.)
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 07:27:48 +0000

 On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 07:20:03AM +0000, Takahiro Kambe wrote:
  >  2. Discussion is continued and no explicit result yet.
  >     (
 Should we mark this PR suspended until the upstream guys reach a
  >  3. ruby18-readline package already uses libedit if available.  But
  >     compared with readline, libedit lacks some functions and support of
  >     multibyte characters.  I didn't realized about multibyte characters
  >     and I'll add an option which select readline library to
  >     ruby-readline.
  >  So, something safer solution might be keeping readline<6.0...
 Yeah, I was thinking we'd need to add devel/readline5 and use that.
 David A. Holland

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