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any chance for a Midnight Commander package?
« on: May 29, 2019, 11:10:36 AM »
Hi,

would you please consider making an MC package? Most of the time it is quite nightmarish to install it from binray RPMs due to the dependencies and I don't like to mess with system libraries.

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Re: any chance for a Midnight Commander package?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 10:00:36 AM »
Sure - I'll look into it. But if it has a GUI interface it may be difficult to build using a posix C compiler (in my case, xlc aka vac, or xlC (for C++)). There are a number of gnu projects who have felt that being written to work with gcc and/or g++ is portable enough.

Today is a holiday - so I won't be looking into it today!

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Re: any chance for a Midnight Commander package?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 10:12:48 AM »
I cheated - and looked a little bit. Since it seems to be able to work based on curses or termcap - I see more possibilities for this to be possible. If IBM i can run it, (see http://ibmsystemsmag.com/blogs/open-your-i/november-2018/all-hail-the-midnight-commander/) AIX should be possible as well.

More homework though!

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Re: any chance for a Midnight Commander package?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 01:43:55 PM »
Hi. I already installed MC on both AIX and IBM i LPARs, I just don't like the "dependency hell" I have to cope with while setting it up - that's why I would like to have a "clean" way to deploy it. Thanks in advance for your time / effort on this.

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Re: any chance for a Midnight Commander package?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 09:23:11 PM »
Ah. glib, and it's many dependencies.

It has been a couple of years since I have looked at that. I'll give it a go, but that has always been boring, and never a satisfactory build.

The would be a dependency hell.

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Re: any chance for a Midnight Commander package?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 06:00:13 PM »
The issue continues.

"glib-init.c", line 334.3: 1506-205 (S) #error Your platform/compiler is missing constructor support

whileit says elsewhere that C90 is the basis. Sigh,

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Re: any chance for a Midnight Commander package?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 08:49:05 PM »
As I said before - been a few years since I experimented with this.

I have tried the latest "Trial" xlc and still get the same message - such that glib only builds with gcc (on AIX). I am unclear what additional dependencies that adds (to support gcc needs). Looking into that tomorrow.

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