1.7.1 release date?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Nov 20 08:45:00 GMT 2009

On Nov 19 19:51, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 07:39:21PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
> >2) Add a post-install script to the ncurses package, which iterates thru
> >/usr/share/terminfo/[0-1a-f][0-1a-f]/* and calls infotocap on each of
> >them, generating an /etc/termcap file on-the-fly. (You don't want this
> >postinstall script to be part of the terminfo package, because that
> >would imply a dependency on ncurses; since terminfo is in 'Base' but
> >ncurses is not, this would implicitly pull ncurses into 'Base' and I
> >don't think we want to do that).
> Or, you could just do this for the terminals that are currently in
> termcap and create an ncurses or terminfo termcap subpackage which
> contains only /etc/termcap.

/etc/termcap could even be just part of the terminfo package itself, if
you create /etc/termcap via infotocap while packing that package anyway.


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