EMNU v1.0.0

Johann Visagie johann at egenetics.com
Tue Jan 23 13:45:21 UTC 2001

Gary Williams, Tel 01223 494522 on 2001-01-23 (Tue) at 13:20:16 +0000:
> I think that you have not got the 'forms' and 'menu' libraries of curses
> set up on your machine.

  -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  16091 Sep 26 02:01 /usr/include/form.h
  -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  10951 Nov  3 16:31 /usr/include/menu.h

If I'd been missing those it would've complained during compilation, not
linking, I think.

> The best course of action might be to set up a copy of 'ncurses' (a
> freeware version of System V curses). This includes the form and menu
> libraries.

FreeBSD versions at the heads of the 4 and 5 branches of the CVS tree have
ncurses 5.1-20001009 integrated into the source tree as contributed software,
so my "default" curses library is ncurses, and it resides in the /usr
hierarchy.  In fact, my curses.h and libcurses.{a,so} are symlinks to
ncurses.h and libncurses.{a,so} respectively.  :-)

In short, the libraries are there, configure picks them up, I'm doing all I
can think of to link them... but it doesn't work.  Which is why I'm thinking
I'm missing something *really* obvious...

>   If you give `configure' the option `--with-curses=/usr/local/gnu', it
>   will look for some form of curses in those directories.

Just gave that a go as well (though configure has always picked up libncurses
correctly) - no luck.  :-(

I'm out of ideas for the moment...

-- Johann

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