Updated: readline-4.3-2; libreadline5-4.3-2

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Thu Oct 10 12:02:00 GMT 2002

The readline package has been updated to readline-4.3-2, and the
libreadline5 package has been updated to libreadline-4.3-2.
Readline is a library that provides user-input functions complete
with history functions and line-editing capabilities.

CHANGES to the readline package(s) since 4.3-1:

    1. Include the official patches for readline-4.3:
       readline43-001 and readline43-002.  This should correct
       the infloop and vi-mode problems reported recently

    2. Note that bash doesn't use the readline dll; cygwin's bash
       is compiled against its own internal copy of the readline code.
       Therefore, this correction to readline itself will not fix
       any problems related to readline that are observed in bash's
       operation.  The patches for bash are here:
       Unfortunately, it seems that most of the observed problems
       are from bash's readline; to date, few of the official cygwin
       packages actually use the readline library directly.

(no, I'm not back)


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.   Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'readline' from the 'Libs' category. You may need to
click the "Full" button if it doesn't show up. You might want to
make sure you update/install BOTH of the following three packages:

Note that we have recently stopped downloads from sources.redhat.com (
aka cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you
will  need to find a mirror which has this update.

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is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.

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then you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

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