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Re: [vox-tech] Installing ksh
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Re: [vox-tech] Installing ksh

Yeah, but I'm installing the ksh from kornshell.com.  I don't use debian,
and pdksh isn't the same.

I have something to try.  If I get it working I'll write up something for
others.  Not sure where to post my instructions since I don't have a web

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Installing ksh

> ahh, ok.  i just went to the homepage.  yes, micah is right.  free beer,
> but not free speech.
> i'm still pretty impressed that the source code is released; that's a
> major step for this shell.  looks like david korn is keeping active in
> project.   i take that to be a sign that this shell will never be truly
> opened.   such is life!
> jay, i forgot to answer your question fully.  on debian systems,
> apt-get install pdksh
> on the "package-challanged" distributions, you'll have to find it on
> or hope that the developers have rpms's available.   or compile it
> pete
> On Thu 19 Apr 01,  4:00 PM, Micah Cowan said:
> > On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 05:31:52PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > > Just recently: ksh is free, freely distributable, and the source is
> > > published.  check out www.kornshell.com
> >
> > ksh may be free (as in beer), but the source code isn't (as in,
> > freedom), which I believe was Pete's point: It's open-source, but it
> > isn't free - among other things, you are *not* allowed to distribute
> > modified source (you have to produce seperate patches).
> >
> > I'm nearly 100% positive that Pete is saying "free" as in liberated,
> > not "free" as in beer.  This is also my chief beef with ksh, which is
> > otherwise an excellent product.
> >
> > Micah
> --
> "Coffee... I've conquered the Borg on coffee!"               p@dirac.org
>        -- Kathryn Janeway on the virtues of coffee

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