updating to snapshot

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Mon Mar 27 14:43:00 GMT 2000

--- John Wiersba <John.Wiersba@medstat.com> wrote:
> Earnie,
> I'm trying to build vim5.5.  The build failed when trying to link with
> libcurses.a because of a lack of _ctype_.  This is apparently because I'm
> using a binary version of ncurses I pulled off franken.de which was built
> against a snapshot which didn't need _ctype_.  So, I tried to rebuild
> ncurses to fix the _ctype_ problem.  But I ran into a problem with the
> install:
> > ../././man/../mkinstalldirs /blah/target/man
>   ../././man/../../././man/../mkinstalldirs: Can't open ...
> You can see that the program name has been screwed up by bash.  Should I
> install a snapshot more recent that 1/15/99 to fix this problem?  

A newer snapshot will fix the _ctype_ problem if you install the cygwin-inst
tarball.  It used to be __ctype and was changed since 1/15/99.

> Here's the real question:  If so, which snapshot should I install (i.e.
> which snapshot do you believe is the most stable)?.  And, what's the easiest
> way to prepare to back the snapshot out if something goes wrong?

I'll suggest the most recent snapshot and I posted within the past 4 to 6 weeks
a howto on using a snapshot.  Please refer to the archives for that.

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