[GRASS5] Re: i lost this...

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at uwm.edu
Wed Dec 1 15:17:04 EST 1999

On Wed, Dec 01, 1999 at 01:42:50PM -0600, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 01, 1999 at 01:30:08PM -0600, Bruce_Byars at baylor.edu wrote:
> > Of course, comments and questions are welcome.
> Is this intended to also be a development machine for GRASS?
Obviously no: no make and no compiler found.

> Do you have ssh installed? 
Obviously no. :)

Just checked out the machine.
It is a skelleton installation.

It is great that baylor offers this development machine, don't get me
wrong, when I give you some feedback on what is generally needed on the
machine to be useful:

Mail doesn't work for me. 
Who reads the root Mail? (Because root has no home directory.)

The directory module of the webserver is not enabled.

I would need an editor with syntax highlighting, if I edit
any file on this machine. I suggest at least "vim", maybe "jed",
additional candidates: 
"pico" if we have unix beginners and "emacs" if we really want people
to edit files a lot and people need it.

There no is reasonable shell on the machine. I suggest at least "bash".
This should also be the default.

If you want people to use the email features at all, you also should
install a mailfilter (procmail) and a reasonable MUA, I suggest "mutt",
maybe "pine" so that people can mail attachements out.

Right now you can only place files there, even moving them around
interactively or edit them is hard.

Research Assistant, Geog Dept UM-Milwaukee, USA.  (www.uwm.edu/~bernhard)
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