removing libreadline from base system

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Tue Nov 29 08:59:50 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 12:02:23PM +0700, Max Khon wrote:
> Hello!
> It is possible to build and link our in-tree gdb & friends with libedit
> after r228114.
> The remaining question is what to do with libreadline:
> 1) just build & link gdb with libedit
> OR
> 2) re-import libreadline from gdb sources and build INTERNALLIB version of
> it that is never installed and is linked only to gdb
> I am inclined to go for 1) but libedit may have (and has) incompatibilities
> with libreadline.
> Max

Back when I sent a libedit upgrade patch, before obrien update libedit on his
own, I managed to build the whole tree with libedit, gdb, ntpc and others were
fully functionnal with it, (at that time I totally removed libreadline)

The only "problem" I see is from the ports lots of them relies on base
libreadline, so we need to first run an exp-run without libreadline, to
determine the impact and fix the related ports, before we can fully dropped

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