Proposed OPTIONS replacement

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Mon Nov 8 14:38:52 UTC 2010

2010/11/8 Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at>:
>>    There's also option 3, which is:
>> a. Use the code posted up at
>> (GPLed like our copy in base, but whatev).
>> b. Implement the missing features there.
>> c. Contribute back to someone who's actively working on libdialog.
>>    I'm just of the opinion that there's little value in BSD licensed
>> libdialog to be honest *shrugs*...
>> Thanks!
>> -Garrett
>  by the way libdialog is now LGPLv2.
> ---
> regards,
> Bapt

After invetigating a few on
updateing it appears to be a huge work.

in fact updating gnu/lib/libdialog and gnu/usr.bin/dialog is pretty
easy I got the patch for that if anyone interested.

but in base libdialog is also used in at least in sysinstall, sade abd
tzsetup and the api of libdialog is completely different between the
version we have and the version upstream. The work to ports
sysinstall, sade, tzsetup etc will be quite huge.


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