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Re: two versions of ncftp required, and with Readline?



The thing that got me going was when I upgraded a system ncftp pointed
to ncftp3 which was all fine.  And then I installed a new system and
there is no ncftp, just ncftp3. so here I was thinking hey I've
installed ncftp where is it only to find there was nothing in
/etc/alternatives.


On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 08:30:49AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 06:53:58PM +0100, Muhammad Hussain Yusuf wrote:
> > 1) I was wondering whether there are many users of
> > both ncftp2 (the old version) and ncftp3, who install both versions.
> > 
> > A suggested solution (by Szasz Andras ) to allow both is:
> > 
> > ncftp: /usr/bin/ncftp3
> > ncftp2: /usr/bin/ncftp2
> > And both of them should make use of the /etc/alternatives system (see:
> > update-alternatives), and ncftp3 with a higher priority.
> 
> On my potato system it looks like it is already done this way.
> ncftp provides /usr/bin/ncftp3, ncftp2 provides /usr/bin/ncftp2,
> and /etc/alternatives/ncftp points to ncftp3.
> 
> > And how many still use the old version, which is no longer maintained
> > upstream? Is it worth retaining?
> 
> I still think the interface is better than v3 in many ways.
> 
> > Polite question: would anyone really miss the readline option since
> > getline works OK and *seems to be* what most users use?
> 
> What's the difference?
> 
> 
> Hamish
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> 
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