Subject: Re: ast-ksh (Korn shell)
To: None <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/16/2005 19:48:55
On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 07:05:55PM -0500, wrote:
> AT&T put up a Korn shell update in December with significant functionality
> over the version currently in pkgsrc, and also a license change from the
> old peculiar AT&T license to CPL.
> I notice our ast-ksh package doesn't have a named maintainer, and I'd be
> willing to give it a go.  I've noticed our package currently installs
> only ksh and ksh.1, but not libshell and libast and the headers needed
> for programs that embed ksh or to develop loadable builtins - sort of like
> a Tcl package that installed tclsh but not libtcl.  This seems like an
> opportune time to rework the ast-ksh package a bit, I'm a bit of a ksh
> enthusiast and advocate, and I've been looking for an excuse to get the
> hang of making a package.
> Any objections if I work on an update of ast-ksh?  Is anyone else dying
> to do it?

No, please go ahead.

> hmm, one thing I'm sure to need to know, as I only have the i386 port to
> work on: how big are the differences in shareable object/library handling
> between different NetBSD ports?  If something like a loadable/embeddable
> script language is made to work in one port, how straightforward (or not)
> is it typically to get it working in other ports?  Thanks  jcf

On NetBSD itself, it's not so bad. But pkgsrc strives to support
more operating systems, so you might want to go with using