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From: Aharon Robbins <>
Subject: Re: 9term under Linux?
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 01:49:04 -0500	[thread overview]
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> I read some articles of Aharon's (Arnold's) in 1995 "Linux Journal"
> and had the old R. Pike 'sam' article, and have been 'window shopping'
> (where in this case 'window' has nothing to do with Microsoft) with
> the intent of maybe putting together some no name x86 system.
> So when I read here that Arnold has difficulties, I think, Maybe I'm
> over my head, if *HE* has problems, what am I going to run into?! 

Don't be discouraged.  The patches I posted to sam-fans for 9term
do the trick. My problem with interrupts were 1) I forgot that 9term
uses DEL, not ^C, and 2) I was running es-0.84 in the 9term, not rc.
I will be switching to rc.

> So my question is, e.g., Jim, what are you using? Is there a general
> consensus on ease of installation, whatever, getting this p9 'look and
> feel grafted on top of what version of Unix? Are there known problems
> with (obviously) RedHat vs. whatever?

I sent bobf Make.linux files and diffs to u.h for linux so that will
be in the sam distribution soon. (Patches available on request, but
they're pretty easy to do on your own.) The patches I sent for 9term
1.6.6 seem to do the trick.

I am now happily running the 9wm/9term/9menu/sam/rc combination.
After 1.5 years without X, it's like having an old friend back. :-)

To answer your question, for my money, stick w/Linux.  (No, I don't want
to start a religious war.  To each his own, etc.)

> BTW, Aharon/Arnold: I enjoyed your LJ articles enough that I'm
> planning to get your AWK book just because I assume it will be well
> written also.

Thanks.  *I* think it's pretty good, but I'm sorta biased. OTOH, I
have yet to have anyone tell me it sucked... :-)

Aharon (a.k.a. Arnold) Robbins
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ISRAEL				number of children. -- Miriam Robbins

             reply	other threads:[~1999-02-02 20:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1999-02-02  6:49 Aharon Robbins [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
1999-02-03  7:19 Bengt Kleberg
1999-02-02 20:41 Chris Siebenmann
1999-02-02  0:25 Chaotrope
1999-02-02  2:01 ` James A. Robinson
1999-01-28 12:28 Bengt Kleberg
1999-02-02 19:11 ` Mark H. Wilkinson
1999-01-28 11:33 Aharon Robbins
1999-01-28  7:45 Bengt Kleberg
1999-01-26 15:35 Aharon Robbins
1999-01-27 22:24 ` James A. Robinson

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