Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76308
Please add cscope to RH Linux
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:57:55 EDT
Description of Problem:
You should add cscope to the Red Hat distro: http://cscope.sf.net
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
15.4. That's right--fifteen major versions. This is the original C source code
browser developed at Bell Labs in the early 1980s and shipped for many years
with AT&T Unix, now open-sourced and ready to be part of Red Hat Linux. We're
already included in Debian and Suse. The code is very stable, and we're just in
maintenance mode (mainly fixing minor terminal bugs on obscure Unix platforms
and Cygwin). I've used cscope every day on my various Red Hat boxes (since
7.1), with no problems, ever.
How Reproducible: very
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://cscope.sf.net
2. Grab our RPM and add it to your distro. If there's any particular features
the RPM must have, let me know and I can add them.
3. Maybe we should talk about adding vim-cscope and/or emacs-cscope rpms, if you
wish to automate those editors' support for cscope (vim has most of this support
built in already, with emacs it's just a lisp script).
Joy on my part
Joy on the part of lots of developers, especially the good old fashioned kind
who use vim and emacs and write C code (though cscope also works with C++ and
Java). Cscope is much more powerful than etags/ctags, and it doesn't require
you to fire up a GUI tool like source navigator.
I'm sorry to pester you via a bug form like this, but this is the way that
Ulrich Drepper from the glibc team suggested I contact you (finding the place to
suggest new additions to your distro is not obvious on your website).
Please feel free to contact me if I can do anything to help get cscope into Red Hat.
Cscope developer team