readline in Ch. 6

Matt Reppert arashi at
Sat May 10 09:55:21 PDT 2003

On Fri, 9 May 2003 10:43:43 +0200 (MEST)
Ulrich Fahrenberg <uli at> wrote:

> Hello,
> (following 4.1 with versions updated according to Matthew's
> )
> as you probably are aware of, bash can be told to link against an
> existing libreadline/libhistory. As you might not be aware of,
> e2fsprogs-1.33 can utilize readline also:
> (debugfs can now use readline)
> This means that there are now two lfs packages which can share
> readline, and so they should; so I'd like to try installing readline
> in Ch. 6, just before bash.
> Any experience with this? Will I miss a dependence? More important:
> Will it break the build, introducing some /static hardcoding?

I haven't had problems building readline in chapter 6; the last two
systems I've built (maybe three or four ... ) have done this with
no problems.

IIRC readline doesn't really depend on anything except curses ...

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