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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-readline" role="wrap">
9 <?dbhtml filename="readline.html"?>
10
11 <sect1info condition="script">
12 <productname>readline</productname>
13 <productnumber>&readline-version;</productnumber>
14 <address>&readline-url;</address>
15 </sect1info>
16
17 <title>Readline-&readline-version;</title>
18
19 <indexterm zone="ch-system-readline">
20 <primary sortas="a-Readline">Readline</primary>
21 </indexterm>
22
23 <sect2 role="package">
24 <title/>
25
26 <para>The Readline package is a set of libraries that offers command-line
27 editing and history capabilities.</para>
28
29 <segmentedlist>
30 <segtitle>&buildtime;</segtitle>
31 <segtitle>&diskspace;</segtitle>
32
33 <seglistitem>
34 <seg>&readline-ch6-sbu;</seg>
35 <seg>&readline-ch6-du;</seg>
36 </seglistitem>
37 </segmentedlist>
38
39 </sect2>
40
41 <sect2 role="installation">
42 <title>Installation of Readline</title>
43
44 <para>Reinstalling Readline will cause the old libraries to be moved to
45 &lt;libraryname&gt;.old. While this is normally not a problem, in some cases
46 it can trigger a linking bug in <command>ldconfig</command>. This can be
47 avoided by issuing the following two seds:</para>
48
49<screen><userinput remap="pre">sed -i '/MV.*old/d' Makefile.in
50sed -i '/{OLDSUFF}/c:' support/shlib-install</userinput></screen>
51
52 <para>Prepare Readline for compilation:</para>
53
54<screen><userinput remap="configure">./configure --prefix=/usr \
55 --disable-static \
56 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/readline-&readline-version;</userinput></screen>
57
58 <para>Compile the package:</para>
59
60<screen><userinput remap="make">make SHLIB_LIBS=-lncurses</userinput></screen>
61
62 <variablelist>
63 <title>The meaning of the make option:</title>
64
65 <varlistentry>
66 <term><parameter>SHLIB_LIBS=-lncurses</parameter></term>
67 <listitem>
68 <para>This option forces Readline to link against the
69 <filename class="libraryfile">libncurses</filename> (really,
70 <filename class="libraryfile">libncursesw</filename>) library.</para>
71 </listitem>
72 </varlistentry>
73
74 </variablelist>
75
76 <para>This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
77
78 <para>Install the package:</para>
79
80<screen><userinput remap="install">make SHLIB_LIBS=-lncurses install</userinput></screen>
81
82 <para>Now move the dynamic libraries to a more appropriate location
83 and fix up some symbolic links:</para>
84
85<screen><userinput remap="install">mv -v /usr/lib/lib{readline,history}.so.* /lib
86ln -sfv ../../lib/$(readlink /usr/lib/libreadline.so) /usr/lib/libreadline.so
87ln -sfv ../../lib/$(readlink /usr/lib/libhistory.so ) /usr/lib/libhistory.so</userinput></screen>
88
89 <para>If desired, install the documentation:</para>
90
91<screen><userinput remap="install">install -v -m644 doc/*.{ps,pdf,html,dvi} /usr/share/doc/readline-&readline-version;</userinput></screen>
92
93 </sect2>
94
95 <sect2 id="contents-readline" role="content">
96 <title>Contents of Readline</title>
97
98 <segmentedlist>
99 <segtitle>Installed libraries</segtitle>
100 <segtitle>Installed directories</segtitle>
101
102 <seglistitem>
103 <seg>libhistory.so and libreadline.so</seg>
104 <seg>/usr/include/readline, /usr/share/readline, and
105 /usr/share/doc/readline-&readline-version;</seg>
106 </seglistitem>
107 </segmentedlist>
108
109 <variablelist>
110 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
111 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
112 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
113
114 <varlistentry id="libhistory">
115 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libhistory</filename></term>
116 <listitem>
117 <para>Provides a consistent user interface for recalling lines
118 of history</para>
119 <indexterm zone="ch-system-readline libhistory">
120 <primary sortas="c-libhistory">libhistory</primary>
121 </indexterm>
122 </listitem>
123 </varlistentry>
124
125 <varlistentry id="libreadline">
126 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libreadline</filename></term>
127 <listitem>
128 <para>Aids in the consistency of user interface across discrete
129 programs that need to provide a command line interface</para>
130 <indexterm zone="ch-system-readline libreadline">
131 <primary sortas="c-libreadline">libreadline</primary>
132 </indexterm>
133 </listitem>
134 </varlistentry>
135
136 </variablelist>
137
138 </sect2>
139
140</sect1>
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