This is Debian/GNU Linux's prepackaged version of the General Purpose
Mouse Interface utility. The general purpose mouse daemon tries to be
a useful mouse server for applications running on the Linux console.
This package was put together by me, James Troup
<email@example.com>, from the sources, which I obtained from
iride.unipv.it:/pub/gpm/gpm-1.13.tar.gz. The changes were numerous
but minor :-
- adding support for the Debian package maintenance scheme, by adding
various debian/* files.
- Makefile changes: compile shared library with -DREENTRANT.
- Makefile changes: support for compiling in another directory
(for libc5 versions of the library)
- doc/manpager: use gawk explicitly since /usr/bin/awk is often mawk
on Debian/GNU Linux systems and manpager doesn't work with mawk.
- doc/manpager: added a new rule to escape solitary backslashes.
- doc/doc.gpm: spelling & grammatical fixes.
- doc/Makefile: don't make any files 400.
- gpm-root.y (get_winsize): use /dev/tty0 not /dev/console.
- aclocal.m4: don't explicitly -I/usr/include/ncurses, as that will
break the libc5-compat build and is unnecessary on Debian GNU/Linux
- gpm.c (processConn): type of socket length changed (size_t -> socket_t).
- Makefile.in: compile the shared library with the pic versions of
$EXTRAOBJS, Greg Stark <firstname.lastname@example.org>. [#20008]
- mice.c: #include <string.h> for memset() prototype.
- libcurses.c: ditto.
- mice.c (I_pnp): don't define unsed variable c.
- gpm-root.y: disable undocumented f.debug function because it uses a
file in /tmp in a fashion which invites symlink abuse.
- mouse-test.1: new file.
(1.10-1 -> 1.10-6): Modifications for Debian Copyright (C) 1996, 1997
(1.10-7 -> 1.13-4): Modifications for Debian Copyright (C) 1997, 1998
gpm - General Purpose Mouse Interface is copyrighted:
Copyright 1993 email@example.com (Andrew Haylett)
Copyright 1994-1997 firstname.lastname@example.org (Alessandro Rubini)
email@example.com (faster e-mail)
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; version 2 dated June, 1991.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License with
your Debian GNU/Linux system, in /usr/doc/copyright/GPL, or with the
Debian GNU/Linux gpm source package as the file COPYING. If not,
write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite
330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.