Subject: Regressions in dict-client.
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/18/2005 17:29:43
There are a couple of problems with dict-client, with respect to how it used
to function, and how it now functions.

1.  --enable-dictorg functionality was lost.
    I'm not sure if this was explicitly needed in past versions of
    dict-client, but out of the box, dict 1.5.5/rf on NetBSD 2.0_BETA
    would query without any existing dict.conf.

2.  The makefile needs to substitute where dict(1) expects to find its
    configuration file in the produced manpage.  The manpage referes to
    /etc/, but of course in my particular pkgsrc installation,
    it's going to /usr/pkg/etc/

So #2 is relatively minor, but #1 is a bit of a frustration when you need to
install dict and look something up quick.

Bill Squier (                

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