Re: base-files 1.6 (source all) uploaded to master
On 7 Feb 1998, Ben Gertzfield wrote:
> base-files (1.6) unstable; urgency=low
> * Default prompt for root is now PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ ', which may not
> please everybody and/or generate a flame war, but at least is better
> than nothing (previosuly it was PS1='\h\$ ').
> Well, I'm definitely not going to complain -- thanks! :) Now when
> are we going to make PAGER=less the default? A huge percentage of
> the newbie questions on the #Debian IRC channel are either how to make
> their prompt look like Slackware's, or make colors show up in ls like
> Slackware's, or make less the default pager like Slackware ;)
Setting PAGER=less is not the solution (and is not allowed by current
policy either). Instead, all pagers and programs that spawn a pager should
follow the rules of section 4.3 in the policy manual.
-- Christian Schwarz
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