Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181447
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
There's this perl script written by a debian maintainer that
replays typescript and timing data gathered by script(1).
Would be nice to include it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Please, include the script to our bugzilla as attachment. Thanks.
Seems like it has been accepted upstream. It is in
example, under misc-utils/scriptreplay.
Ah, sorry. I know this script :-) The problem is that it's perl script and I
think we don't want to create dependence on Perl for basic packages (like
util-linux). Sorry. WONTFIX.
Makes sense. I'll try to rewrite it in C :)
Forgive me for saying it, but C rewrites aside, I don't believe this is the
right resolution. The tiny minority of folks who decide not to install Perl
(and I'm struggling to imagine why they wouldn't - do you know of anyone like
this?) are extremely unlikely to care if they're missing this replay
functionality. OTOH, there's a much bigger chance that some folks who do have
Perl would like this functionality but are being deprived of it just because of
a technicality regarding dependencies.
I notice with interest that SUSE 10.0 has included scriptreplay and even quite
happily introduced a dependency on Perl from util-linux.
Just my opinion, anyhow.
For what it's worth, I've got the functionality added to script(1) itself as a
commandline argument. I will submit it here and then upstream after cleaning it
up a bit.
*** Bug 219049 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 219904 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***