Subject: Re: bash should depend on ncurses under Linux
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/23/2003 08:50:12
On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 02:36:36PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> bash under Linux uses ncurses (instead of libtermcap).
> Is it okay if the bash2/Makefile adds:
> .if ${OPSYS} == "Linux"
> .include "../../devel/ncurses/"
> .endif

there must be a better way, and I would advise against doing this.
ncurses is a big, bloated beast which doesn't seem appropriate for a
shell to depend on.

> Does anyone have a bash built from pkgsrc under Linux that doesn't use
> ncurses?

# ldd /usr/pkg/bin/bash => /lib/ (0x4001a000) => /lib/ (0x4001f000) => /lib/ (0x40022000)
        /lib/ => /lib/ (0x40000000)