Updated: tack-1.06-3

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sat Mar 7 10:01:00 GMT 2009

The tack program is a diagnostic that is designed to create and verify
the correctness of terminfo entries.  This program can be used to create
new terminal descriptions that are not included in the standard terminfo

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]

tack was distributed as part of the ncurses package until (upstream)
5.7, when it was spun out into its own package.  Because cygwin's
ncurses package(s) have recently been updated to 5.7, the new versions
are "deficient" compared to the old ones.  This package remedies that.

This release is cygwin-1.5 specific.  There is a different release for

CHANGES (since 1.06-2)
o Rebuilt against ncurses-5.7-4 (and libncurses9) to avoid
  dependency on (now removed) cygtinfo DLL.
o Fix version string so that it reports 1.06.

CHANGES (since 1.06-1)
o Rebuilt against ncurses-5.7-2 (and libncurses9)

Charles Wilson
volunteer tack maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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