Readline support in 1.4

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Dec 21 21:18:47 CET 2004

On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 02:28:27PM -0500, Todd wrote:
> David Shaw wrote:
> > There was a little problem with the autoconf check for readline in
> > 1.4.0.  It's already been fixed for 1.4.1, but the fix is too large
> > for me to just send to you as a patch.
> >
> > The problem is that on some platforms, readline needs other
> > libraries as a sub-dependency (usually termcap or curses).  It seems
> > that FC2 is one of those platforms.
> Thanks for the info.
> > You might try doing:
> >
> >   LIBS="-ltermcap" ./configure
> I tried this (as well as with -lcurses and -lncurses) and while this
> does succeed in building with readline support, I don't think it's
> right still.  Tabbing at the Command> prompt for --edit-key completes
> the file names in the current dir, not the command names like I'd
> expect.  I suppose I'll just wait until 1.4.1 or give CVS a try to see
> if it behaves differently.

Tab-completion is a whole different problem.  Does the up-arrow
history stuff work properly for you when building with -ltermcap?


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