[Maxima] readline problems on FC6 systems

Rex Dieter rdieter
Thu Dec 7 11:01:03 CST 2006

Robert Dodier wrote:

> On 12/4/06, Kuba Ober <ober.14 at osu.edu> wrote:
>> readline functionality stopped working for me in gcl and maxima after an
>> upgrade to FC6. Pressing up/down arrows displays some control codes (e.g.
>> up arrow displays ^[[A).
> Does GCL advertise readline? Here's what I see when I start gcl:
> $ gcl
> GCL (GNU Common Lisp)  2.6.7 ANSI    Sep  7 2005 08:48:20
> Source License: LGPL(gcl,gmp), GPL(unexec,bfd)
> Binary License:  GPL due to GPL'ed components: (READLINE BFD UNEXEC)

I just tried gcl-2.6.7-12.fc6 and get (only)
Binary License:  GPL due to GPL'ed components: (BFD UNEXEC)

so, apparently, gcl is lacking readline support.

Another question, assuming a new build of gcl is built with readline
support, does maxima need to be (re)built against that "fixed" gcl?

-- Rex

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