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Re: Adding (compiling) a module to already build Zsh

On 12 September 2016 at 19:38, Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sep 12,  8:12am, Sebastian Gniazdowski wrote:
> }
> } on IRC someone asked how to "add gdbm". I wonder if the module can be
> } easily added to already installed Zsh, if it's not already bundled?
> It should be possible to do this provided that
> (a) the zsh source matching the installed binary is available to
> compile against and

Could be something like the commonly occurring package
kernel-headers-*.(deb|rpm|etc.) created, with mostly header files
constituting a build environment (source files are rather not needed?)
? It would be cool thing from one other reason. For example, there is
gdbm module for Zsh. Its features make it capable of rising Zsh code
to another level. However, it is rarely available in distributed Zsh
packages (licensing issue? I'm not sure if license issue doesn't apply
only to pcre module). However, with easily available build environment
one would be able to distribute a gdbm module together with his plugin
and this way overcome licensing issue.

Best regards,
Sebastian Gniazdowski

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