Subject: Re: ncurses and terminfo are broken on Solaris/SunOS (Re: pkg/20881)
To: grant beattie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 04/03/2003 18:53:11
[ On Friday, April 4, 2003 at 09:05:26 (+1000), grant beattie wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: ncurses and terminfo are broken on Solaris/SunOS (Re: pkg/20881)
> On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 04:43:03PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Since the ncurses package already provides a perfectly good
> > terminfo-style "screen" terminal description there is no need for the
> > screen package to replace them, nor for any other package to do so
> > either.
> since when did ncurses become a dependency of screen? this argument is
> completely invalid.
You seem to have the logic behind this stuff backwards too Grant.
Since when is _any_ terminal description database or terminal driving
library a dependency of any terminal emulator? Why never of course! :-)
To pick on one particularly good example:
Does the x11/xterm package depend on ncurses? No, of course not.
Does the x11/xterm package install terminfo files that would conflict
with with files "owned" by the devel/ncurses package? No, of course
X11/xterm is a good example to pick on because it does install two
_sample_ terminal description files, one for termcap use and one for
terminfo use. This is what misc/screen could do, if anything, with its
_sample_ terminal description files.
Greg A. Woods
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