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Re: Command 'more': missing dll cygpcre.dll [Attn more maintainer]

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 07:14:13AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>According to Joshua Daniel Franklin on 9/14/2005 7:10 PM:
>>I did that 'more' release as part of getting together some packages for
>>a minimal but still somewhat useful Cygwin installation.  I like 'less'
>>and have never actually used 'more'.  I'd actually prefer if we could
>>symlink it to 'less' for the people who are used to it and drop the
>>separate package.
>>Anyway, thanks for the upload but I guess I'm still MIA.  :)
>Sorry if my upload without waiting for your reply was too hasty, but it
>appears no harm was done.  On closer inspection of
>/usr/src/more*/more.c, you did list yourself as the person porting to
>cygwin, and I should have realized that you are still actively on the
>cygwin lists.

I missed the fact that you uploaded this without the approval of the
maintainer.  Please don't do that.

>Meanwhile, cygwin less is at 381, but upstream less 382 is out (although
> says there is no need to upgrade);
>and looking at /usr/src/less-381-1, I can't see a maintainer there either.

I maintain less.

>Who maintains less, and are they willing to make a new release of less
>that includes /bin/more as a link to less, so that we can obsolete the
>more package in favor of less?  This time, I won't be so hasty (with
>more, I figured that 3 years of inactivity warranted an instant
>To summarize, should cygwin follow the maxim 'less is more'?  :)

Checking various linux systems:

  % rpm -q -f /bin/more     

  %  dpkg -S /bin/more            
  util-linux: /bin/more

  % epm -q -f /bin/more

So, no, I will not be including a 'more' symlink in the 'less' package.

I'll take on 'more' maintenance responsibilities.


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