ncurses-demo-6.3-1.20220416 not displaying any output

Brian Inglis
Sat Oct 22 22:41:18 GMT 2022

On 2022-10-22 11:58, William Hu wrote:
>> Works fine for me with all test packages upgraded to the same version and either
>> shell restarted or DLLs rebased by setup.

>> Please check that libncursesw10 has also been upgraded to the same version
>> 6.3-1.20220416 e.g.

>> $ grep ncurses /etc/setup/installed.db
>> libncursesw10 libncursesw10-6.3-1.20220416.tar.bz2 0
>> ncurses-demo ncurses-demo-6.3-1.20220416.tar.bz2 1

> Yep, that was the problem! Thank you!

> I think it might be more informative to either produce a warning about
> incompatible library versions rather than just silently exiting or requiring
> a certain minimum version of the library with the demos (not sure if that's
> possible with cygport).
I think that's a long standing limitation installing test packages - test 
versions of dependencies are not handled automatically by setup - you also have 
to manually choose the test versions of any related packages you are installing.

I normally just pick the root of any package I want to test e.g. ncurses and 
select the same test versions of all binaries to install to avoid these issues.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis			Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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