Subject: pkg/34777: mutt lacks curses dependency
To: None <,,>
From: Ben Collver <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 10/11/2006 03:00:00
>Number:         34777
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       mutt lacks curses dependency
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Oct 11 03:00:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Ben Collver
>Release:        Linux 2.6.17 i386

System: Linux 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 #1 Mon Sep 11 01:17:06 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


When building mutt on a system that lacks curses, or that has the ncurses library but lacks the development headers, the build fails.  Also, pkgsrc lacks ncursesw.  If the system has ncursesw, then mutt will use that no matter what.


Try building pkgsrc/mail/mutt on Fedora Core 5 base system.


if gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I.. -I../intl   -I/pkg/include -I/usr/include -I/pkg/include -I../intl  -Wall -pedantic -O2 -I/pkg/include -I/usr/include -MT imap.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/imap.Tpo" -c -o imap.o imap.c;  then mv -f ".deps/imap.Tpo" ".deps/imap.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/imap.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
In file included from imap.c:24:
../mutt_curses.h:45:20: error: curses.h: No such file or directory


Here is a fix, tested on Fedora Core 5/i386 and NetBSD 3.0/sparc64

This makes the following changes:

adds display type "curses"

(the mutt README does state that one of curses, ncurses, or slang are required)

require that a display option is set, and default to curses

add display option for ncursesw

remove mutt preference for ncursesw, unless the display option for ncursesw is set

note that ncursesw will need to be provided, since pkgsrc does not offer it