Re: Something about termcap library....
> It said you should like it with ncurses
> Package: termcap-compat
> Priority: extra
> Section: oldlibs
> Installed-Size: 651
> Maintainer: Christian Hudon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Architecture: i386
> Version: 1.2.3
> Replaces: libtermcap
> Depends: libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)
> Conflicts: libtermcap
> Filename: dists/potato/main/binary-i386/oldlibs/termcap-compat_1.2.3.deb
> Size: 217490
> MD5sum: 5c520fed199307446686ef5b61c5ea2a
> Description: Compatibility package for old termcap-based programs.
> The termcap-compat package provides the libtermcap.so.2 and /etc/termcap
> files which are required to run non-Debian, binary-only termcap-based
> programs. Since libc6-based programs are hopefully "modern" enough to be
> linked with ncurses (or slang), this package only provides a libc5-based
> libtermcap library.
> You do not need to install this package to run Debian-packaged programs
> since Debian GNU/Linux uses terminfo and not termcap. You need this
> package if a program (that you cannot recompile) fails to run with
> the error message "...: can't load library 'libtermcap.so.2'" or complains
> about a missing /etc/termcap file.
> The termcap-compat package isn't meant to be used to compile programs
> therefore it doesn't provide all the necessary files for compilation. If you
> want to compile a program that claims to need termcap, why not try
> ncurses's termcap emulation instead? It's as simple as linking with ncurses
> instead of libtermcap (i.e. replace the '-ltermcap' with '-lncurses' in
> the makefile). Ncurses' termcap emulation routines translate terminfo entries
> to termcap entries on the fly, so you don't even need an /etc/termcap file.
> This package provides:
> libtermcap.so shared library, version 2.0.8
> termcap database, version 10.2.7
Actually, I have installed "ncurses3.0" and "termcap-compat", and
successfully compile the program( bbs program, I also modify the library
must be linked). But when I execute the compiled program, segmentation
fault is happened. Then I turn to get a copy of "termcap.a" from the
machine installed RedHat, this time I can successfully run the program.
Anyone knows what's the problem ? Thanks a lot.
Sheng-Kai Hung ICQ: 10497781
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University