Subject: ncurses on broken on Solaris (Re: pkg/20881)
To: None <>
From: Klaus Heinz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/31/2003 03:04:38

ncurses-5.3 is broken on Solaris because the Makefile deletes the
entries 'screen' and 'screen-w' from the terminfo database.
Unfortunately other entries refer to 'screen' with a 'use=screen' field.

How should we resolve this conflict? Either we remove all references to
'screen' from the ncurses terminfo.src file (bad, you might need a
definition for 'screen' without having an installed screen package) or
we could provide the latest definitions from the screen package in the
'files' directory of ncurses-5.3 and append them at build time.

Perhaps we should create a package for the terminfo 'screen' entries?