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Re: less can't read from a pipe on AIX

Louis Guillaume wrote:
> Hi,
> I just built misc/less (from pkgsrc HEAD) on AIX 5.3. It works if you
> directly read a file e.g. "less Makefile", but if you try to read from a
> pipe e.g. "cat Makefile | less" it doesn't work. What you get is the
> first line of the file and the `(END)' marker. If you try to `G' to go
> to the end of file, it hangs. If you interrupt, a message comes up:
> "Cannot seek to that file position (press RETURN)".
> # cat Makefile| less
> # $NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.35 2008/01/06 19:25:09 rillig Exp $
> (END)
> The only thing I can think of that may be affecting this is that I have
> `USE_BUILTIN.iconv = yes' in mk.conf.
> Any help would be great. Good thing the `more' on AIX is halfway decent!

On my systems it helped to use CFLAGS="-O0 -g" to build less and it works.


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