Subject: Problems on alpha port
To: None <,>
From: Alan Perry <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/17/1998 15:35:04
I am helping a friend set-up NetBSD 1.3.2 on alpha.  He encountered
some problems.  Not sure if they are alpha-specific or not.

a. Couldn't link lynx.  The failure occurred because it couldn't
   find some curses symbols (scrollok, clearok and others).  It
   appeared that some symbols were just missing from the shared
   library version of libcurses because when I did static linking
   it worked just fine.

b. top doesn't work.  To quote my friend ...
   > From what I can figure out, it used to work with NetBSD 1.2,
   > but the memory structures changed in 1.3, and it hasn't been
   > fixed.

   I do not use top, so I really can't comment.

Thanks for any help you can provide.