[Xmonad] shellPrompt kills xmonad

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Fri Oct 26 21:10:48 EDT 2007

On Oct 26, 2007, at 19:12 , Andrea Rossato wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 03:56:13PM -0700, Stefan O'Rear wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 12:18:23AM +0200, Andrea Rossato wrote:
>>> I think this is a less burdensome requirement than the readline
>>> library, after all.
>> Why would it be?  Bash absolutely requires readline (and includes a
>> copy, but that's not relevent since you still need a readline-capable
>> system).
> What I meant is that using directly a readline function requires
> modifying the xmonad.cabal file (we used to do that). This is more
> burdensome for the user.

But otherwise you have a dependency on bash which can't be checked by  
Cabal.  Note that e.g. the BSDs don't install bash by default.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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