Ted rtf processor for Rocky8.7

Ted is an old but handy little package for manipulating text files.
Some modern distributions still retain it in their repositories.


(Assumption: the ‘RPM Development Tools’ group has been installed, and from the
command line, rpmdev-setuptree)

From the Ted website, download ted-2.23-1.src.rpm

Two-step build:

rpm -ivh ted-2.23-1.src.rpm

(Install required pre-build packages) sudo yum install
gtk2-devel libXpm-devel libjpeg-turbo-devel libpaper-devel libtiff-devel pcre-devel make

From /home/user/rpmbuild/SPECS, rpmbuild -bb ted-2.23-1.spec

From /home/user/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64, ted-2.23-1.x86_64.rpm can be locally installed.

Len E.

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Is it this one: https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/editors/ted/TedDocument-en_US.html?

I see they also have some lang-packs, and a few conversion scripts (rtf2<foo>.sh), that could be useful anyway. :slight_smile:

I think I’ll try Ted later. Been looking for an RTF editor. I’ve used Abiword for that before - which is nice, but have its quirks.

Hi efdevse:

Yes, that’s the right location.
Near the bottom of the .html there is a link to the src.rpm, which when clicked, will download it.

Len E.

Thanks! I’ll look into it. :+1: