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- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: "David Knox" <dknox at esotericsystems dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 22:59:12 +0100
- Subject: Re: libncurses
- References: <002101c327bb$b88ea6b0$cb58e43f@BERTRAND>
David Knox wrote:
> I got into situation trying to compile an application with GCC under
> cygwin. When I ran configure all of the C++ test snips failed. I checked
> the command line that was being used to compile the snips and tried it
> from the command line myself. It turned out that my last update of
> libncurses from the NASA mirror did not contain the library or the test
> executables. The libncurses tar only contained the documentation. I
> found the libraries and binaries from another site and just dropped them
> into the right directories. All seems right for the moment. I just
> wanted to let the community know that the libraries are not in the
There is no such package as "libncurses".
There are various packages, all available via setup.exe, containing all the
pieces of ncurses.
DO NOT just manually unpack Cygwin archives unless yout REALLY know what you
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