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Re: zsh on console

To: Hartvig Ekner <hartvige@mips.com>
Subject: Re: zsh on console
From: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 16:06:51 -0700
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>, Kjeld Borch Egevang <kjelde@mips.com>, linux-mips mailing list <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <200205062206.g46M6ge17977@coplin09.mips.com>; from hartvige@mips.com on Tue, May 07, 2002 at 12:06:42AM +0200
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On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 12:06:42AM +0200, Hartvig Ekner wrote:
> H . J . Lu writes:
> > 
> > On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 02:57:28PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> > > > When I run zsh on the console (serial interface) the process hangs. I 
> > > > can 
> > > > login with /bin/bash, but when I start /bin/zsh it waits forever. I can 
> > > > interrupt the process and regain control.
> > > > 
> > > > It's only related to the console. If I login with telnet it works just 
> > > > fine.
> > > > 
> > > > Any idea, what could be wrong?
> > > 
> > > I don't know what it would be specifically, but having
> > > dealt with similar problems on other Unix systems,
> > > it's proably the case that zsh uses a particular tty
> > > mode that isn't correctly supported by the serial
> > > console driver, either due to a bug in the driver or
> > > due to a conflict with some other feature enabled
> > > on the console port.  The next step to take would
> > > be to run "stty -all" under /bin/bash and under
> > > /bin/zsh on a telnet session, and compare the 
> > > outputs.
> > 
> > That sounds like a zsh bug I fixed. Please try zsh 3.0.8-8.1 in my RedHat 
> > 7.1
> > port and let me know if it doesn't work for you.
> 
> You only have the source RPM on OSS?

I didn't add cross compile support for zsh. You have to compile it natively.

> I believe we compiled from another SRC RPM: zsh-4.0.4-5.src.rpm. 

zsh-4.0.4-5 will be in my RedHat 7.3 port.

> 
> What was your fix? 
> 

zsh-3.0.8-open.patch is in baseline.tar.bz2.


H.J.

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