Subject: Re: installing devel/ncurses under Linux
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/20/2003 07:20:15
On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 12:16:20PM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> > recall that there were some issues with Debian and curses...
> I see the INSTALL document says it only does the renames on Linux Debian.
> I propose we add "--without-manpage-renames".
> (I also removed that /etc/debian_version file that the configure checked
> for.)

sounds good.

> Anyways since curses.h is the default; maybe it should be installed that
> way except under NetBSD. Any comments?
> Also, shouldn't clear, tput and tset (and man pages) be installed?
> I'd install them even if under NetBSD, since they would default to
> /usr/pkg/.

Agreed. I'm definitely in favour of making packages consistent
across platforms, where possible/sensible. It makes more sense to
users and generally makes packages easier to maintain.