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* Release candidate rc-1.6c4 available
@ 2001-10-31 16:18 Tim Goodwin
  2001-11-01 17:35 ` Stefan Dalibor
  2001-11-04 17:58 ` Scott Kenney
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Tim Goodwin @ 2001-10-31 16:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: rc

A new beta release, which is also a release candidate for the next
full release, is available from the usual place.

    http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~tjg/rc/beta/rc-1.6c4.tar.gz

I've appended the (short!) ChangeLog since the last beta release.

I need your help to decide if this release candidate is a trick or a
treat.  I'm using this version (with GNU readline) on RedHat, SunOS,
and Tru64.  I've also built and tripped it on CygWin, Irix, NetBSD,
and OpenBSD.  *Particularly* if you're using a different OS than
these, I need you to test out this release candidate, and let me know
how it goes.  But if you're using one of these, you're not excused:
test it anyway, try a different line editing library, proof read some
documentation...

As always, your feedback makes rc better for everyone.

Thanks,

Tim.


2001-10-25

  Feature: large file support (thanks Scott Schwartz, Chris
  Siebenmann).

2001-10-29

  Bug: space vs tab confusion in commented out Makefile rules to
  rebuild parser (thanks Gary Carvell).

2001-10-31

  Documentation: subscripted variables don't work in here documents.

  Release: rc-1.6c4.


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* Re: Release candidate rc-1.6c4 available
@ 2001-11-01 16:20 ` erik quanstrom
  2001-11-01 17:46   ` Scott Schwartz
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: erik quanstrom @ 2001-11-01 16:20 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: rc

okay, i'm missing something. what was needed to have
rc support large files? there is only one seek in
rc -- and it seeks 0 bytes from the end of the history
file. that can't be it. a grep for _LARGE_FILES doesn't
reveal anything either.

so where's the change?

erik

---------------

A new beta release, which is also a release candidate for the next
full release, is available from the usual place.

    http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~tjg/rc/beta/rc-1.6c4.tar.gz

I've appended the (short!) ChangeLog since the last beta release.

I need your help to decide if this release candidate is a trick or a
treat.  I'm using this version (with GNU readline) on RedHat, SunOS,
and Tru64.  I've also built and tripped it on CygWin, Irix, NetBSD,
and OpenBSD.  *Particularly* if you're using a different OS than
these, I need you to test out this release candidate, and let me know
how it goes.  But if you're using one of these, you're not excused:
test it anyway, try a different line editing library, proof read some
documentation...

As always, your feedback makes rc better for everyone.

Thanks,

Tim.


2001-10-25

  Feature: large file support (thanks Scott Schwartz, Chris
  Siebenmann).

2001-10-29

  Bug: space vs tab confusion in commented out Makefile rules to
  rebuild parser (thanks Gary Carvell).

2001-10-31

  Documentation: subscripted variables don't work in here documents.

  Release: rc-1.6c4.



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* Re: Release candidate rc-1.6c4 available
  2001-10-31 16:18 Release candidate rc-1.6c4 available Tim Goodwin
@ 2001-11-01 17:35 ` Stefan Dalibor
  2001-11-04 17:58 ` Scott Kenney
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Stefan Dalibor @ 2001-11-01 17:35 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Tim Goodwin; +Cc: rc

Hi,

On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 11:18:24AM -0500, Tim Goodwin wrote:
> A new beta release, which is also a release candidate for the next
> full release, is available from the usual place.
...
> I need your help to decide if this release candidate is a trick or a
> treat.  I'm using this version (with GNU readline) on RedHat, SunOS,
> and Tru64.  I've also built and tripped it on CygWin, Irix, NetBSD,
> and OpenBSD.

not very surprisingly, 1.6c4 builds and trips fine under OpenLinux
3.1.1, with and without GNU readline (this is
Linux 2.4.9/glibc-2.2.4/gcc-2.95.2).

QNX RTP 6.1.0 is a bit more problematic:
These are minor:
o utoa() in print.c conflicts with a library function (with different
  signature) - renaming rc's version of the function fixes this
o test isn't delivered as standalone program with this OS, so the glob
  test in trip.rc for many slashes fails - this can be fixed by
  changing the resp. line to `sh -c 'test -f '^...'
These are worse:
o setrlimit() fails to inherit limits to child processes, i.e.
  `limit coredumpsize 0; limit coredummpsize | cat' results in 
  `coredumpsize unlimited' - IMHO this is a bug in QNX as other shells
  (bash2, pdksh) show the same bug
o the test for waiting for a killed process fails too - rc's wait
  exits w/o message (I didn't investigate this further)
Aside from this, rc seems to work O.K. under QNX RTP.

Stefan


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* Re: Release candidate rc-1.6c4 available 
  2001-11-01 16:20 ` erik quanstrom
@ 2001-11-01 17:46   ` Scott Schwartz
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Scott Schwartz @ 2001-11-01 17:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: erik quanstrom; +Cc: rc

Grep in /usr/include.  Defining _LARGEFILE_SOURCE and/or
_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 does magic in your system header files so that
open() becomes open64(), etc.  On solaris, man lf64.

The failure mode is that if you have a large file, and you run rc -c
'foo <bar', foo can fail if bar was opened in 32 bit mode.  The latest
rc works properly in that case.



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* Re: Release candidate rc-1.6c4 available
  2001-10-31 16:18 Release candidate rc-1.6c4 available Tim Goodwin
  2001-11-01 17:35 ` Stefan Dalibor
@ 2001-11-04 17:58 ` Scott Kenney
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Scott Kenney @ 2001-11-04 17:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Tim Goodwin; +Cc: rc

On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 11:18:24AM -0500, Tim Goodwin wrote:

>   Release: rc-1.6c4.

Sorry for the late feedback.  Builds and trips fine on

FreeBSD ptnm-sh3-port31.snet.net 4.4-STABLE FreeBSD 4.4-STABLE #1: Sun Oct 21 08:49:21 EDT 2001     root@nrwc-sh4-port233.snet.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/CONCERTINA  i386


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