[Slackbuilds-users] new pdksh package and slackbuild
rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Tue Mar 30 14:54:34 UTC 2010
On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:34:29 +0200
LEVAI Daniel <daniell at ecentrum.hu> wrote:
> I'm currently maintaining the pdksh slackbuild. This is based strictly
> on the vanilla pdksh-5.2.14, and contains some additional patches
> (from Debian and OpenBSD).
> I have a new port, which ports OpenBSD's improved, advanced and
> audited pdksh version to Linux. It also is based on pdksh-5.2.14, but
> has a lot of useful and new features and it is more compliant to
> POSIX. Also it is actively maintained which I can not say in regards
> to the original pdksh. I'm willing to post and maintain the Linux
> port of it (to the best of my abilities), if there is a will to
> include it in SBo. The two versions' (OBSD and original) rc/profile
> files are totally compatible, so existing users won't notice
> anything, except that they'll have new features, and that many bugs
> had been fixed. My question is that is there a demand for this
> improved pdksh among the existing pdksh users, and is it acceptable
> that I discontinue the current pdksh slackbuild (based on the
> original pdksh), and start to work on the OBSD's version of pdksh?
I'd suggest to replace our current pdksh with the OpenBSD version.
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