Re: most: cannot display *.gz files
> I came in in the middle of this thread, I don't know who I should
>be talking to here.
I was the one who originally started the thread. :)
>> > I can view any file with "most <file>", except for gzipped files.
>> > Whenever I try that, I get
>> > <file>: failed to open for reading.
> Hmm, I'm running a potato system using most as my pager. Most on
>my system handles gzipped files automatically (filename.gz).
>There was no configuration needed on my part. There isn't a
>default 'config' file that sets this up; most apparently handles
>gzipped files internally, right out of the box. Perhaps you have
>an older version?
As I have said, my version is the one that comes with slink, i. e.,
version 4.8.1-0.1. I have added some potato packages that were required
to run the kernel v2.2.10. (I needed that to take care of my old '97 BIOS
which feels it should garble the data it gets from my 10 GB harddisk and
advertise it as an 8.4 GB drive.)
If anyone out there is running a slink system, has the version of "most"
installed that came with it (or could install it for a few seconds :->) and
would be so kind to tell me if "most <file>.gz" works, that might help. :)
If it doesn't, I'd try installing the unstable potato version to see
whether that gives an improvement.
I have the feeling that it might be due to one or more of the updated
potato packages, although dselect didn't complain about any mismatched
versions or dependencies that weren't met.