Subject: installing devel/ncurses under Linux
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/19/2003 09:49:24
I need devel/ncurses, because it is needed by the ftp client. (The
bootstrap for pkgsrc assumes I have ncurses!)

When installing devel/ncurses, the file list is different. For example:


Doesn't exist:

Most man pages are named differently.

I will need to look at why man/edit_man.sed specifications are created

The build also does:

 checking if you wish to install curses.h... no
 installing curses.h in /usr/include

Although the pkgsrc Makefile has
CONFIGURE_ARGS+=        --without-curses-h

Also, I see the pkgsrc Makefile doesn't install clear.1 tput.1 tset.1 man
pages. I think I want these too.

Anyways, is anyone else using devel/ncurses under Linux?

   Jeremy C. Reed