Fedora 8: tcsh .history file destroyed on exit?

James Frye fryeja at us.ibm.com
Thu Feb 21 21:16:41 UTC 2008

> James Frye wrote:
> >
> > I have two perhaps related other problems. First, tcsh was not
> installed
> > by the install system. I had to compile it from source. Second,
> > the root user does not source its .tcshrc file when I su or log
> > in as root. I have to do this manually. >
> Dumb question - why did you compile it from source instead of
> running "yum install tcsh"?

Perhaps dumber answer: what's "yum"?  I don't mean that as a literal
question, and I can do a search for more info now that you've given me
a hint. I mean how should I know about it, when it's not mentioned in
any installation instructions I've ever seen?

As to why I compiled from source, how else would I do it?  To me that's
the normal way to install most software (except for a few proprietaty
things like Acrobat) that doesn't come with a distribution - and indeed,
some that does.  I generally recompile the kernel once I have a new system
up & running...


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