Interactive binaries - addendum

Ferdinando Villa villa at
Wed Mar 31 09:22:37 EST 1993

I failed to mention a couple of things about the binary distribution of
GRASS 4.0 I uploaded yesterday. Here they follow:

    1) the tar file has been packed with GNU tar. It can be untarred
    with ISC tar (old and buggy) but the fifos in /dev will not be
    extracted unless you use gnutar.

    2) the shell script grass4.0 has been slightly hacked to get it
    working with tcsh instead of csh. I recommend tcsh for the much
    greater ease of use. It is available in executable form by ftp
    on in /pub/unix/386ix/ics/shells. Email me if you
    want an email copy.

Someone reported problems with the Xdriver on a SLIP connection. I am
trying to compile a new Xdriver. The distribution of X386 which I use
requires TCP/IP to work, so it is possible that there are delays on
slow lines since applications connect to the server via TCP sockets.

Excuse me for the inconvenience. Sincerely, Ferdinando.

Ferdinando Villa, dr.

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