three things about the BLFS recipe for GNU nano
|Reported by:||Owned by:||thomas|
From the package author:
On http://linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/postlfs/nano.html there are a few things that are not correct.
For the option "--with-slang" it says: "Use this if installed." But that is not good advice. Slang should only be used if ncurses is not available. The configure option --with-slang is only still supported because Debian needs it for their nano-tiny, otherwise we would have eliminated it, because it restricts nano in various ways.
After the configuration example it says: "If you want Nano to store search and position log files, make sure that the directory $HOME/.local/share exists." That should no longer be necessary -- it was a deficiency in nano-2.9.0 that has been fixed. (If you find that nano does not create its ~/.local/share/nano path plus directory, please report a bug.)
So I think that whole paragraph can be removed. That will be good, because the second paragraph begins with "Another example...", which refers to the first configuration example. This "Another" is puzzling when it comes after the "If you want..." paragraph.
Also, this "Another example..." refers to a "nanorc.sample" file, but that file has been renamed quite a while ago, to: sample.nanorc.