Fedora 8: tcsh .history file destroyed on exit?

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Thu Feb 21 21:45:32 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 13:16 -0800, James Frye wrote:
> > 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...
> Thanks,
> James
It is a real problem to run fedora without knowing about yum. It is nno
doubt installed on your machine as the basic package installer.
Try: man yum
You really need to know about it.
Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net>

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