Problems with talk utility from inetutils

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Jan 19 03:15:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Jan 18, 2001 at 07:24:59PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 18, 2001 at 02:47:44PM -0500, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
> >Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> Definitely my fault. I figured out that my developer box still
> >> used ncurses from the Cygwin 1.0 version. I have now completely
> >> reinstalled the box with the latest net distro and I will release
> >> a new inetutils soon.
> >
> >Users of the current inetutils can probably just set
> >'TERMINFO=/usr/share/terminfo' and keep on going.
> >
> >Just a question: since ncurses is a "contrib" item, should inetutils use
> >it or should inetutils just compile against termcap?
> It should compile with termcap.  That may be tricky if terminfo is
> installed, though.

It doesn't compile with termcap. It depends on curses. If curses
(or ncurses) isn't available on a system, talk and talkd are not
build. IMHO, the ncurses package should be moved from contrib to
latest anyway.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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