Re: ncurses-1.9.8a ELF release
> > There is no symlink for libcurses.so. There should be one in the -dev
> > package.
> OK. Jeff Noxon mentioned that a link for libtermcap.so might also be in
I have been told that this is undesirable for some autoconfed programs
with emacs being the most notable example. I don't remember all of
the details but it has to do with forcing autoconf to use the
curses/termlib interface to ncurses instead of the (incomplete/buggy?)
> > The runtime package installs the shared libraries as lib*.so.3.0.new
> > and then renames them to lib*.so.3.0 in the postinst script. This is
> > fine for not disturbing running programs when the package is being
> > upgraded, but there is no provision for deleting the files when the
> > package is removed. Again, I'd like to hear Ian Jackson's thoughts on
> > adding special installation support for shared libraries to dpkg.
> For the moment I guess I'll re-rename them in the prerm.
Ian Jackson, are you there? I'd *really* like to hear your opinions
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