10.52. Readline-6.3 32 Bit Libraries

The Readline package is a set of libraries that offers command-line editing and history capabilities.

10.52.1. Installation of Readline

The following patch contains updates from the maintainer. The maintainer of Readline only releases these patches to fix serious issues:

patch -Np1 -i ../readline-6.3-branch_update-4.patch

Prepare Readline for compilation:

CC="gcc ${BUILD32}" CXX="g++ ${BUILD32}" \
   ./configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/lib \

Compile the package:

make SHLIB_LIBS=-lncurses

This package does not come with a test suite.

Install the package:

make SHLIB_LIBS=-lncurses htmldir=/usr/share/doc/readline-6.3 install

Now move the static libraries to a more appropriate location:

mv -v /lib/lib{readline,history}.a /usr/lib

Next, relink the dynamic libraries into /usr/lib and remove the .so files in /lib.

ln -svf ../../lib/$(readlink /lib/libreadline.so) /usr/lib/libreadline.so
ln -svf ../../lib/$(readlink /lib/libhistory.so) /usr/lib/libhistory.so
rm -v /lib/lib{readline,history}.so

Details on this package are located in Section 10.53.2, “Contents of Readline.”