[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Mon Sep 26 16:04:27 CDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 04:57:04PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> der Mouse wrote:
>>> GNU tools are mostly compatible with BSD/Sun/SvR4 commands, and
>>> usually only differ in offering optional extensions.
>> Maybe in most cases.  I recently had to work with Fedora and Red Hat,
>> and I was unable to find any way to make ls sort names the way I'm used
>> to, ie, simple machine collating order on the filename - it insisted on
>> doing a case-folding alphabetic sort ignoring, possibly among other
>> things, leading dots.
> Good god.  What did deadrat do to gnu ls to break it that badly?

Sometimes I forget how broken RH's default installs can be (for my usage)
and how many things I just automatically fix after I install and don't even
think about:

fix /etc/sysconfig/i18n and make LANG=C instead of en_US
rm /etc/screenrc
rm /etc/inputrc
install nvi

Things start to get a little better behaved after that.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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