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Re: pdksh package proposal

> > > Yes I read your post. When you said cygwin-specific you didn't mean
> > same
> > > as in /usr/doc/Cygwin? The only cygwin-specific change is to get it to
> > > compile. Should I add "changed blah to compile cleanly", more text
> > > obviously, to a README file in CYGWIN-PATCHES?
> I meant exactly that. The build instructions in
> /usr/doc/Cygwin/pdksh-5.2.14-1.README. They imply that your package uses
> "Method Two", which is incorrect. So this text should be fixed.
> If it is not clear what I'm talking about, you can just try to follow
> these instructions and you'll understand what I mean.
> > > > Your source package does not conform to 'Method Two', though you
seem to
> > > > be convinced that it is.
> > >
> > > Sorry this is totally new to me, I'm going with "Method One". I was a
> > > confused but have read the document again since.
> Ok, then you source package is correct. I was fooled by the build
> instructions in the readme file and also by this:
> "Btw, I did use Charles' script, from the link on
> <> ."
> You said it here:
> > > The -src package contains the the original source for pdksh
> > not
> > > in gz or bz2 form) and the patch used to get pdksh to compile, in the
> > > of the -src archive.
> >
> > Sorry very tired ;-) The next updated package will contain the original
> > source.
> You don't need to change nothing in the source package. It is ok now, but
> it is packaged using 'Method One'. You only have to correct the build
> instructions.
> > > Sorry if this is annoying, I was using apache as an example of "Method
> > One"
> > > and heard talk of the build script and that blew me away :-)
> No, this is not annoying. I'm not an native english speaker (obviously),
> so I fear that sometimes my posts, may not contain the correct wording and
> thus may be misunderstood.

Cool. Right, I have re-packaged the binary and source tarballs with the
following fixes (using "Method One" for sure!)

- Removed in the -src package

- Changed the pdksh-5.2.14-1.README in both packages to reflect the new
build instructions, eg. ./configure; make; make install

- Moved ksh.1 to pdksh.1 . Added a check for ksh.1 in postinstall script and
creates a symlink if non-existant

and they are available here



Elfyn McBratney
elfyn at exposure dot org dot uk

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