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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-fin-sbu;</seg>
35 <seg>&readline-fin-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 --with-curses \
57 --docdir=/usr/share/doc/readline-&readline-version;</userinput></screen>
58
59 <variablelist>
60 <title>The meaning of the configure option:</title>
61
62 <varlistentry>
63 <term><parameter>--with-curses</parameter></term>
64 <listitem>
65 <para>This option tells Readline that it can find the termcap
66 library functions in the curses library, rather than a separate
67 termcap library. It allows generating a correct
68 <filename>readline.pc</filename> file.</para>
69 </listitem>
70 </varlistentry>
71
72 </variablelist>
73
74 <para>Compile the package:</para>
75
76<screen><userinput remap="make">make SHLIB_LIBS="-lncursesw"</userinput></screen>
77
78 <variablelist>
79 <title>The meaning of the make option:</title>
80
81 <varlistentry>
82 <term><parameter>SHLIB_LIBS="-lncursesw"</parameter></term>
83 <listitem>
84 <para>This option forces Readline to link against the
85 <filename class="libraryfile">libncursesw</filename> library.</para>
86 </listitem>
87 </varlistentry>
88
89 </variablelist>
90
91 <para>This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
92
93 <para>Install the package:</para>
94
95<screen><userinput remap="install">make SHLIB_LIBS="-lncursesw" install</userinput></screen>
96
97 <para>Now move the dynamic libraries to a more appropriate location
98 and fix up some permissions and symbolic links:</para>
99
100<screen><userinput remap="install">mv -v /usr/lib/lib{readline,history}.so.* /lib
101chmod -v u+w /lib/lib{readline,history}.so.*
102ln -sfv ../../lib/$(readlink /usr/lib/libreadline.so) /usr/lib/libreadline.so
103ln -sfv ../../lib/$(readlink /usr/lib/libhistory.so ) /usr/lib/libhistory.so</userinput></screen>
104
105 <para>If desired, install the documentation:</para>
106
107<screen><userinput remap="install">install -v -m644 doc/*.{ps,pdf,html,dvi} /usr/share/doc/readline-&readline-version;</userinput></screen>
108
109 </sect2>
110
111 <sect2 id="contents-readline" role="content">
112 <title>Contents of Readline</title>
113
114 <segmentedlist>
115 <segtitle>Installed libraries</segtitle>
116 <segtitle>Installed directories</segtitle>
117
118 <seglistitem>
119 <seg>libhistory.so and libreadline.so</seg>
120 <seg>/usr/include/readline and
121 /usr/share/doc/readline-&readline-version;</seg>
122 </seglistitem>
123 </segmentedlist>
124
125 <variablelist>
126 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
127 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
128 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
129
130 <varlistentry id="libhistory">
131 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libhistory</filename></term>
132 <listitem>
133 <para>Provides a consistent user interface for recalling lines
134 of history</para>
135 <indexterm zone="ch-system-readline libhistory">
136 <primary sortas="c-libhistory">libhistory</primary>
137 </indexterm>
138 </listitem>
139 </varlistentry>
140
141 <varlistentry id="libreadline">
142 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libreadline</filename></term>
143 <listitem>
144 <para>Provides a set of commands for manipulating text entered in an
145 interactive session of a program.</para>
146 <indexterm zone="ch-system-readline libreadline">
147 <primary sortas="c-libreadline">libreadline</primary>
148 </indexterm>
149 </listitem>
150 </varlistentry>
151
152 </variablelist>
153
154 </sect2>
155
156</sect1>
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