Subject: Re: Ubuntu bootstrap Failing
To: grant beattie <>
From: thoran <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/09/2005 18:45:33

By installing the libncurses library I did get it to bootstrap as
suggested and as does the README say!  

I installed libncurses5-dev via Synaptic Package Manager (GUI), since
apt-get didn't do it.  I checked the /etc/apt/sources.list and it seems
fine.  (I hope mentioning another packaging system isn't verboten!)  I
checked on the Net and others have had this problem of apt not working,
but Synatic is working.  

I could try deinstalling it and trying libncurses5 or some others if
this is at all useful.  

As for my $0.02 on the subject of whether pkgsrc should compensate for
certain lacks I would say yes.  For two reasons ($0.01 each?): 

1. pkgsrc needs to appear to be as good as it is, and so it should just
2. I want things to just work, even though I know how good it is!  


On Wed, 9 Nov 2005 19:18:19 +1100, "grant beattie" <>
> On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 07:46:40AM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > > this has been the cause of some pain, maybe bootstrap should build tnftp
> > > without curses support. users could of course still build and install
> > > the full-featured net/tnftp after bootstrapping, if they wish.
> > 
> > Well, I don't mind if it can be disabled optionally for platforms
> > without a working curses, but given that it worked fine so far, I
> > wouldn't like to see the default changed.
> agreed, it would really be for the benefit of systems which don't have
> curses available in the base.
> grant.