Subject: Re: Problem with misc/dialog
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: Ruibiao Qiu <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/10/2000 11:55:06
On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>Mutt made me believe that Ruibiao Qiu wrote:

>So, HAVE_TRUE_NCURSES should only be defined if you _have to_  use
>ncurses, because the in-tree curses aren't good enough -- on 1.5_ALPHA
>you are in the happy position to not depend on ncurses, at least for
>this package, so it shouldn't be defined; also, this should happen
>automatically, without having to add any lines by hand.

I guess that's the reason: my in-tree curse is not good enough.
Actually, I am running a 1.5_ALPHA kernel with old userland
stuff, I think.  I got 
ident /usr/include/curses.h
	$NetBSD: curses.h,v 1.21 1998/01/30 04:33:32 perry Exp $
ident /netbsd/sup/src/Makefile
	$NetBSD: Makefile,v 2000/08/24 02:19:59 fredb Exp $
What do you got there?

>You won't see HAVE_TRUE_NCURSES in the compilation steps though,
>because it's added in the make environment, not on the command line.
>For your reference, these are the bsd.p*.mk I currently have:
>     $NetBSD:,v 1.19 2000/11/02 03:01:40 wiz Exp $
>     $NetBSD:,v 1.597 2000/11/02 12:17:03 mjl Exp $

I have the same things here.

>Does that help?

It does.  Thanks.



   Ruibiao Qiu            
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