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Re: [jasspa] libtermcap has been moved

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  • Jon Green
    ... As far has we have been able to ascertain the newer versions of Linux use libncurses rather than termcap. The 2.6 Linux make should use ncurses when
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 25, 2007
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      Thomas Hundt wrote:
      > Another problem I had with my recent re-build was this: the ME build
      > process expects libtermcap to be in one of the usual places. SuSE, as
      > well as (apparently) some others, now park libtermcap.a and
      > libtermcap.so under /usr/lib/termcap. (See below.) I ended up
      > symlinking them up a directory, but I really don't like doing stuff like
      > that, since for sure I'm not going to remember it the next time I build
      > a box. It would be nice if the ME build would be smart and look for it
      > in the new place. Apparently this new location is going to become more
      > and more common:
      >
      >> The termcap database is an obsolete facility
      >> and many distributions have moved libtermcap.so and libtermcap.a
      >> from /usr/lib/ to /usr/lib/termcap/. The short-term solution
      >> is to add "-L/usr/lib/termcap" to the CFLAGS. The long-term
      >> solution is to remove the dependency on termcap.
      >
      > http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=3663
      >
      >

      As far has we have been able to ascertain the newer versions of Linux
      use libncurses rather than termcap.

      The 2.6 Linux make should use ncurses when termcap is not found. All of
      the 2.6 versions we are building are ncurses.

      This should be in the latest Linux make files.

      Jon.
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