Re: ncurses build options...
On Thu, 7 Dec 1995, David Engel wrote:
> This will be necessary -- the ncurses developers have already changed
> the shared library version number once since they introduced shared
> library support and have indicated they won't hesitate to do so again.
I wondered at the fact that soname was .2.1.
> ncurses-base: base terminal definitions
That's no problem. It'll be a tiny package, but no big deal.
> ncursesNN-lib: shared library only, multiple major versions allowed
> ncurses-progs: programs and manual pages
And make ncurses-progs dependent upon the appropriate ncursesNN.
> Do we really need/want debugging and profiling libraries? No other
> packages currently provide these.
Fair enough. For my purposes it just means the builds will be faster.
> No. The header files should go in /usr/include with
> /usr/include/ncurses being a symlink to /usr/include for backwards
> compatibility. Remember, ncurses is replacing curses and should be
> installed as curses. Please look at the interim version that I did.
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