LFS6.5 - Bash question

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Wed Mar 3 20:40:33 PST 2010

On 03/03/2010 04:07 AM, David Shaw wrote:
> After compiling Bash in chapter 6 and switching to using the new
> version, I've noticed that long commands, instead of wrapping to the
> next line, scroll off the left hand edge of the screen.
> How do I restore the former, wrapping behaviour?  I've had a look at the
> manpage for bash and tried googling for information, but can't see what
> I'm looking for.
> Many thanks,
> David Shaw

This is the typical result when Ncurses is not installed, causing Bash 
to use its own internal version. I'd check whether you've got Ncurses 
and Readline correctly installed...

ls -l /{usr/,}lib/lib*{readline,curses}*

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