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- From: "David Knox" <dknox at esotericsystems dot com>
- To: "'Max Bowsher'" <maxb at ukf dot net>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 16:07:49 -0600
- Subject: RE: libncurses
But there is a package "ncurses: Libraries for terminal handling" that
given its label and description, it can easily be assumed that it really
does contain libncurses.
That's all I'm trying to say.
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> Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 3:59 PM
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> Subject: Re: libncurses
> 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
> > the command line that was being used to compile the snips and tried
> > 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
> > executables. The libncurses tar only contained the documentation. I
> > found the libraries and binaries from another site and just dropped
> > 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
> > archive.
> There is no such package as "libncurses".
> There are various packages, all available via setup.exe, containing
> pieces of ncurses.
> DO NOT just manually unpack Cygwin archives unless yout REALLY know
> are doing.
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