rxvt installation results in broken man/info pages, & unreadable shell prompt

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Tue Feb 22 20:43:00 GMT 2005

----Original Message----
>From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Matthew Johnson 
>Sent: 21 February 2005 22:13

> Igor Pechtchanski writes:
>> Ah, very true.  I should've actually included
>> the link to the message I
>> was referring to.  But see below.
> Yes, that would have helped. And please keep in mind
> that it is still not true that all browsers handle
> such links uniformly: I could not be sure whether
> 'SEC65' was placed at the top of the frame or the
> center without looking at the HTML source, which I did
> not feel like doing.

  Most people who want to know where a link points just hover their cursor
over it and see what the status bar says.  Seems like a whole lot less
trouble than reading the source to me.....

> That said, thanks to your two posts, I now have enough
> information to resolve these issues by myself,
> although I am still left in amazement at what has been
> left undone in Cygwin. It really amazes me that
> _users_ are still expected to run a sed script to get
> the man pages for rxvt to display correctly.

  Hell, that's nothing.  Users are also expected to RTFM and STFW, to
compile software from source, to debug problems in the dll and submit
patches, to maintain packages..... You don't quite *get* open source, do

  Still, if you find the support package unsatisfactory, you _are_ entitled
to a full refund, no questions asked.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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