R-beta: linux compilation problem - readline

Goran Brostrom gb at stat.umu.se
Thu Jul 16 13:04:21 CEST 1998

On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Robert King wrote:

> Hello All,
>     I saw the previous questions about needing version 2.1 of readline.
> Where is this for people like me who are still limping along with a 1.2.13
> kernel with a setup that was originally slackware, so I don't have the
> debian or redhat package managers.  Sunsite only appears to have
> librl-2.0.3.tar.gz and libreadline-2.0.0-bin-ELF.tar.gz
> in /pub/linux/libs/ui
> Should I be looking somewhere else.
> Thanks,
> Robert.

Yes, you may find readline-2.2 in any gnu site. I found my copy at
ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/gnu/prep. Of course, you have to compile and
install it yourself, but that's usually only a matter of './configure', 
'make' and 'make install'. 


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