Today’s mission was to get a more up to date version of vim and to get some of the many vim clones installed and working. Initially, I wasn’t having a lot of success, but then Dave Wolfe pointed me to the LinuxPPC Mailing List Archives, where I found this great advice. Once I made those changes to a couple of kernel header files, I was able to compile not only vim, but also elvis and vile.

I also found out that Fetchmail 4.6.0 compiles out of the box, as does Sendmail 8.9.1. All in all, not a bad compilation day.
Xmas shopping though – don’t get me started!