Installing GNU texinfo 3.11 under cygwin32
Fri Oct 31 11:13:00 GMT 1997
Sergey Okhapkin wrote:
> Adam Taylor wrote:
> > Unfortunately, although the status bars at the top and bottom of the
> > window get displayed, nothing else does. And when I press keys, it
> > seems like only every other key is perceived by info.
> You have to enable cygwin.s tty support with "set CYGWIN_TTY=1".
Thanks for the help! CYGWIN_TTY=1 seems to do the trick. I must have
overlooked this when I read your (i.e. Sergey Okhapkin's) homepage. (Or
read it, not understood it, and then decided it probably wasn't
Larry Hall wrote:
> At 03:13 PM 10/30/97 -0800, you wrote:
> >I'm using b19 with Sergey Okhapkin's latest patches (10/29/97), under NT
> >4.0 SP3. Also, I have installed ncurses 1.9.9g, which seems to work,
> >all the
> >test programs and less (3.32) work just fine.
> I'm personally curious about this statement. I've got a similar
> configuration (although using b18 which I believe is what you meant).
> However, I find less doesn't work that well. After a few pages, it resets
> the end of page to the middle of the screen and only scrolls from the top
> to there. Do you see something different with less? I'd really like to
> get this working and I'm not looking forward to diving into debug it.
Yes, I did mean b18. Sorry about that. I find that less has problems
when getting input from a pipe, but works fine when the input is from a
file. At least, I think that's the pattern. I haven't looked at it
very seriously. Based on this, and on vague recollections of people
mentioning problems with the pipes implementation in the mail archive, I
assumed it was a problem with the pipes implementation. But again, I'm
talking almost completely out of my butt here.
Larry Hall wrote:
> >Do I need to install the termcap library? I was under the impression
> >that ncurses implements the termcap API, so I shouldn't need to. Is
> >this not right? Why does ncurses include a termcap.h header file?
> You need to install the libncurses.a library somewhere, otherwise it
> won't be used. Doing a "make install" should be all that's necessary to
> get it into the default spot. You'll need to reconfigure and remake the
> app after that. You don't need the termcap package in addition to ncurses
> though. Ncurses is supposed to be a "better" termcap library so one or
> the other is all you should need.
My understanding is that ncurses certainly implements a superset of the
termcap _functionality_, but my question is whether it actually
implements a superset of the termcap _API_. Of course, that wasn't the
problem in this case, but I'm still curious what the answer is.
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