Installs readline components
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Installs platform specific readline binaries, and development libraries.


  • readline['packages']
    • Set the list of platform specific readline packages.
    • Defaults to "readline", "readline-devel" on Redhat family platforms
    • Defaults to "libreadline-dev", "libreadline5" on Debian family platforms


Put recipe[readline] in the run list to ensure applications requiring readline or development libraries will have these packages available.

License and Author

Author: Tim Calvert Author: Eric G. Wolfe

Copyright 2011, Tim Calvert Copyright 2012, Eric G. Wolfe

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