Bug#1184: kermit blurb in postinst inappropriate
> email@example.com (Ian Jackson)
> This was discussed some time ago, and I`ve been expecting the discussion
> to resurface.
Very busy now, will try to get back to you soon. Just a couple brief comments
> 3. I argued that they distribute source, which the user must then
> deal with by building an executable which is properly configured
> and optioned for his system. What we'd like to do, say I, is
> to distribute kermit pre-configured for debian linux.
We do have some Linux binaries available, but obviously there is a packaging
problem -- different Linux distributions use different curses libraries,
have different UUCP lock conventions, etc, and so it appears that each
distribution needs its own binary.
> > Setting up kermit ...
> > C-Kermit 5A is documented in the book "Using C-Kermit" by Frank da Cruz
> > and Christine M. Gianone, Digital Press, Burlington, MA, USA. Digital
> > Press ISBN: 1-55558-108-0; Prentice-Hall ISBN: 0-13-037490-3. Price: US
> > $34.95. In USA, call DECdirect at 1-800-344-4825, refer to order number
> > EY-J896E-DP. See the files in /usr/doc/kermit for more information.
> > The complete Kermit distribution for multiple platforms is available
> > by ftp from kermit.columbia.edu.
The info above is out of date. The current release is 5A(190), and the
documentation info is:
Frank da Cruz and Christine M. Gianone, "Using C-Kermit", Digital Press /
Butterworth-Heinemann, Woburn, MA, 1993, 514 pages, ISBN 1-55558-108-0
US single-copy price: $36.95; quantity discounts available. Available in
computer bookstores or directly from Columbia University:
Kermit Development and Distribution
Columbia University Academic Information Systems
612 West 115th Street
New York, NY 10025-7721
Telephone: +1 212 854-3703
Fax: +2 212 663-8202
Domestic and overseas orders accepted. Price: US $36.95 (US, Canada,
and Mexico), US $47 elsewhere. Orders may be paid by MasterCard or
Visa, or prepaid by check in US dollars. Add US $35 bank fee for checks
not drawn on a US bank. Price includes shipping. Do not include sales
tax. Inquire about quantity discounts.
You can also order by phone from the publisher, Digital Press /
Butterworth-Heinemann, with MasterCard, Visa, or American Express:
+1 800 366-2665 (Woburn, MA office for USA & Canada,
Toll-free M-F 8AM-6PM Eastern time)
+1 617 928 2613 (Newton, MA office for sales/marketing info)
+44 1933 414000 (Rushden, England distribution centre for
UK & Europe)
+44 1865 310366 (Oxford, England, customer service/sales dept)
+61 (0)3 245 7370 (Melbourne, Vic, office for Australia & NZ)
+65 356-1968 (Singapore office for Malaysia, Singapore,
Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand)
+27 031-294247 (Durban office for South Africa)
A German-language edition is also available:
Frank da Cruz and Christine M. Gianone, "C-Kermit - Einfuehrung und
Referenz", Verlag Heinz Heise, Hannover, Germany (1994).
ISBN 3-88229-023-4. Deutsch von Gisbert W. Selke. Price: DM 88,00.
Verlag Heinz Heise GmbH & Co. KG, Helstorfer Strasse 7, D-30625 Hannover.
Tel. +49 (05 11) 53 52-0, Fax. +49 (05 11) 53 52-1 29.
You can also refer people to our Web site:
There may yet be a way to include Kermit in your package, but we'll
have to negotiate about it. But not right now. If you don't hear back
from me in a week or two, bug me again.