Re: has anyone gotten nosh to build on Void Linux?

From: Jonathan de Boyne Pollard <J.deBoynePollard-newsgroups_at_NTLWorld.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2018 12:38:48 +0100


> *
> The |wall|(1) program is available in Void's 'standard'
> executables directories.
> Because that's what nosh's build system and executables are going to
> expect, as far as I know.
For the sake of other readers: note that it is not the build system that
employs the |wall| program. (That would be bizarre.) It is the
|shutdown| program, at runtime, as described in its manual. This is not
a requirement specific to the nosh toolset's |shutdown| program. The old
|shutdown| program in FreeBSD and OpenBSD has the same requirement, for
example, as did the |shutdown| program in 386BSD. Using the |wall|
program to do its job rather than duplicating (a fork of) its code into
|shutdown| (which the van Smoorenburg
and systemd
|shutdown| programs all have) has a long history in the Unix world.
Received on Sun Jul 01 2018 - 11:38:48 UTC

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