Subject: Re: Problems on alpha port
To: Alan Perry <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/17/1998 15:46:15
	Are you using the versions from pkgsrc?


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On Mon, 17 Aug 1998, Alan Perry wrote:

> 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.
> alan