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Offline PDP-8

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rxvt / urxvt for PiCore?
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:23:55 PM »
Unless I'm missing it somehow, is there an rxvt/urxvt terminal port for piCore?

I tried looking for sources to compile myself, but I'm never really sure if I'm finding the latest version, or if there is a problem with it on ARM?

And not being the sharpest tool in the shed, the stuff I do build ends up too big usually with make defconfigs, not knowing which stuff to leave in or out.

Sure would appreciate it if anyone has a round-to-it handy. :)
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Re: rxvt / urxvt for PiCore?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 03:37:40 PM »
Here's a link to a build script that works on x86 and x86_64. You might need to check the dependency names as those are not always consistent between platforms, and the compiler flags.

http://www.asjohnson.com/tinycorelinux/8.x/scripts/old/build-rxvt.sh

Here's a link to the source:

http://dist.schmorp.de/rxvt-unicode/rxvt-unicode-9.22.tar.bz2

I found some xft patches that I'm trying out for x86_64 to fix some unicode rendering problems. Let me know if you want to try those out and I'll bundle them up.

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Re: rxvt / urxvt for PiCore?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 02:22:53 PM »
Thanks Andy!  That's really helpful.

I'll give them a shot.  I'm getting a Pi3 tomorrow, so if it takes too long on a pi2 I'll let you know. :)

This will help dust off some cobwebs - I'm mostly a configure / make / make install kind of guy with little experience standing on the shoulders of others.

The last time I got heavily into this was compiling kernels on Crux Linux for PPC many moons ago.  Hope I haven't forgotten too much.

I'll let you guys know how it goes..
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Re: rxvt / urxvt for PiCore?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 01:28:14 PM »
Ugh - think I'll have to leave this to the professionals.   Although I used to do this 12 years ago, I think I had a mental head crash somewhere in there. :)

On the pi, for some reason I borked my system to the point that it won't grab all the dependencies of the compile environment like compiletc.tcz, so I tried to do it manually from the apps-list listing.  Make doesn't dig it.

Tried cross compiling on the X86 box, and it too was throwing up errors.

I'll figure out what I did wrong, but want to thank you again for the source and build script.  A year from now I'll probably laugh at my errors, but for now I'll leave it in the hands of the more experienced crew....
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Re: rxvt / urxvt for PiCore?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 10:27:20 PM »
rxvt(-unicode) posted

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Re: rxvt / urxvt for PiCore?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 12:04:26 AM »
Thank you so much!

Works great.  Even better after a little configuration for my tastes.

Local issues I need to figure out:  Download from Apps gui indicated a failure for default OnBoot.  But it was indeed in the system, so I had to use tce-load -i rxvt.tcz to load it and manually afterwards and also add it to my onboot.lst file.

Does not seem to pick up on the rpi's built-in Luxi TTF system font like it does on X86.

I probably fat-fingered something and will get to the bottom of it.  But, sure is nice to have so thanks again.
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