Subject: Re: bash should depend on ncurses under Linux
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: grant beattie <grant@NetBSD.org>
Date: 10/23/2003 10:41:56
On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 05:28:54PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I will work on that later (unless someone, hopefully, volunteers). It
> seems like there is no official libtermcap available anymore. Slackware,
> Debian (which Gentoo also uses), and Red Hat all have their own sources.
> Then maybe we can have a choice still now, like:
> BASH_SCREEN_LIB= ncurses
> (like LYNX_SCREEN_LIB)
> (like MUTT_USE_NCURSES, MUTT_USE_SLANG or PINFO_USE_NATIVE_CURSES)
this seems useful. the default should probably be to use
libtermcap/libcurses if present, with a fallback to ncurses if not,
and allowing the user to override it.