Subject: Re: packages using ncurses
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/19/2003 18:16:18
On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 01:48:01PM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I did a quick look of some uses of libncurses and I see some packages
> don't use the devel/ncurses/ but probably should:
> shells/bash2
> misc/less
> net/lukemftp
> editors/pico
> mail/pine
> net/lftp
> math/sc
> devel/smpeg
> games/defendguin (I packaged that!)
> devel/gtexinfo
> databases/openldap
> I am sure there are others that use ncurses (or need some curses) but
> don't use that devel/ncurses/

These packages don't require ncurses to build, only that a system curses
library is available.  Unless ncurses functionality is required, they
shouldn't need to use ncurses/


	-- Johnny Lam <>