Re: Anyone out there to help with Wily?
- From: "James A. Robinson" <jim.robinson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Mack Wallace <mackbw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, wilyfans@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:38:49 +0000
On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 7:12 AM Mack Wallace <mackbw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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?
Cracking open the old archive I had of wily tools, I see a version
of wcat with these includes:
(I've put the tar ball here, and will leave it up for a few days:
And from https://github.com/knusbaum/Wily I see these:
Looking at these four blocks of includes, the first and last ones
in that last look to be pretty self contained (and I suspect the
latter was almost surely from Erik Quanstrom who is very active on
the 9fans list, but the last I message I see from him to wilyfans was
in 2001). Have you got unistd.h, signal.h, and either limits.h
or sys/limits.h in your local system?
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).
Yes, win is a terminal system meant to be run from within Wily
itself, rather like Acme win. That error, "/bin/sh: win not found"
sounds simply like your environment wasn't set up with an execution
path that included the win binary.
I honestly can't recall if there was anything special about running
wily / win, it's been too long, but if you haven't already tried
this I would try setting your PATH variable, or whatever the
equivalent is under Amiga's shell, before launching the wily
For example, if I had a dir /home/jimr/bin/wily/ that contained
wcat and win, and I were setting up PATH for the first time and
launching the editor:
$ export PATH
normally that PATH setting would be in some standard file, like
/home/jimr/.bashrc if I were running bash under Linux or Mac OS X.
So aside from the questions I have above, is there anybody out >
Out here as in existing? Or out here and still using Wily? I was
forced to leave off using Wily when I moved to a Mac and it's amazing
one-button-mouse-to-rule-them-all, and then years later went to use
Plan9port when I came back to the Plan 9 tools (w/ it's modifier keys
so I could actually make use of chording-oriented commands).
I don't think there is much activity on this list. The last email I have
in my archive is from 2006...
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