I just recently compiled Wily on a version of Amiga Unix. Given the dearth of
software available that will run on the old machine, it’s nice to have
something that can act as an editor and a means to click around the file
Along with the Wily tarball (for 0.13.42) is a directory called tools which has
a number of “add-ons.” / accompanying programs. Unfortunately, I am having
difficulty getting any of them to compile or work, and was wondering if there
was anyone who could lend a hand.
Under ./tools/old/wilytoys. I would like to compile this for the man viewer and
the html viewer. I know neither will be particularly impressive, but would be a
nice little addition. However, I can not seem to get wcat to compile. There are
two .h files which I don’t have. There’s a util.h and a libmsg.h that are
missing. I know that the util.h is probably a shortcoming of the Amiga SVr4
installation, but the libmsg.h I presume is part of the libmsg library that is
compiled as part of Wily. Looking at the includes, there is a msg.h, and the
calls in this are similar to one in wcat.h. However, there are some items, like
Mqueue, that are not in msg.h. I’m presuming that this is because the old
libmsg library may have had a different interface? Is there a fix for this?
Second, there is a ./tools/win. Per the readme, this is a simple terminal that
resides in a Wily window? I have managed to compile this. However, when I try
to invoke it in Wily, I get ‘/bin/sh: win: not found.’ If I try to run it from
the command line, it says ‘win: unable to open master pty at win.c:729 in
openmaster(). I assume this is saying that it can’t find the Wily program
running (even though it is).
So aside from the questions I have above, is there anybody out there?