Subject: Re: Using devel/readline for bash (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/shells/bash)
To: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <>
From: Min Sik Kim <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/02/2005 11:32:53
On Jul 2, 2005, at 3:16 AM, Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
> It just seemed overkill, if I understood the messages correctly, to  
> make
> other systems depend on readline if they already have it present in  
> their
> base.

I guess you're talking about native readline vs. devel/readline.

The dependency on devel/readline is pulled in because the native  
readline (or libedit) is not compatible enough with GNU readline to  
build bash.  If you know any system that can build bash with its own,  
non-GNU readline, please file a PR.

Min Sik Kim