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Re: Issues cross-compiling ncurses-5.7 on Fedora Core 9

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Issues cross-compiling ncurses-5.7 on Fedora Core 9
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 04:50:01 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 18 Jul 2009, Thomas Dickey wrote:

On Sat, 18 Jul 2009, Philip A. Prindeville wrote:

I'm the lead developer on the Astlinux project.  We recently did a
version bump of ncurses from 5.5 to 5.7.

Immediately we noticed that the "run_tic.sh" stage went into an endless
loop and started using all of the CPU.

We reproduced this on a couple of different platforms (FC9 and Centos5).

A quick search revealed this was a known issue.

I documented this in the changelog:

...also, worth mentioning, is that it's unclear how the problem would appear with the default "make install" rule which first installs the libraries, then the programs and finally the data. The install for the data does try to use the tic program from the build to ensure that an y incompatible features are addressed by the build-tic.

That scheme won't work for cross-compiles (but this report doesn't fit into that area).

If one uses a script that does the "make install.data" first, that certainly will break, but that's never been a supported route, since the new version of tic could be incompatible.

Thomas E. Dickey

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