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Re: Make menuconfig and libncurses-dev

On 29.01.2006, Christian Steigies wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 29, 2006 at 10:45:30AM -0500, Peter Krummrich wrote:
>> Maybe it would be a good idea to adapt the kernel source package
>> description (mention libncurses5-dev instead of libncurses)? Could keep
>> other folks from stumbling over the same issue as I did. I did a search
>> for libncurses-dev in aptitude - it did not tell me that libncurses5-dev
>> can replace libncurses-dev. Next time, I will try wajig...
> There are several versions of ncurses, and the will all work with
> menuconfig. libncurses5-dev privdes libncurses-dev, so your package
> selection toll should have told you about it, like wajig did. This even
> works with sbuild, what did you use to install software?


> Package: libncurses5-dev
> Source: ncurses
> Version: 5.4-4
> Replaces: ncurses-dev, ncurses-developer, libncurses-dev
> Provides: libncurses-dev, ncurses-dev
> If we did not have these "virtual" packages, we would have to list all
> packages that provide the same functionality, which can be many, ie for an
> editor, thus the virtual packages.
> You use kernel-source-2.6.x? 

kernel-source-2.4.27; I am still fighting with my problems with clgenfb and
the PicassoII board (flickering pixels and messing up the display when
scrolling). I have an idea how to solve it with the 2.4.27 kernel, so I
don't want to make two steps at a time. 

>In linux-source I do not see ncurses
> mentioned at all, since you do not need it to build a kernel, just to
> configure it, and that can even be done with "editor". If you want
> something recent, you might want to look at 2.6.14 or 15, perhaps from
> svn:
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianKernel
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianM68kKernel
> But adding wajig as build-depends for the kernel is definetely a good
> idea!
> Christian

Best Regards,


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