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Re: lynx-dev Black background wanted

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Black background wanted
Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 18:25:04 -0400 (EDT)

> > > > There's a better version of the terminfo in ncurses 4.2 (emx.src).  
> > > > I'm not sure if Ripoll's incorporated that (it's usually a slow 
> > > > connection  
> > > > to his site).  
> > >   
> > > I downloaded it the other day, but the prospect of building the  
> > > library is a little daunting. The whole archive is almost 6MB, and  
> > > there isn't anything like a README.OS2 or makefile.emx to help me get  
> > > started.   
> > once you have the environment (pdksh, autoconf), it's simple: 
> > 
> >     unzip ncurses 
> >     cd ncurses 
> >     chmod -R u+w . 
> >     autoconf 
> Well... That looks simple enough, but there are plenty of things to 
> trip you up on the way, although I think I'm pretty close now...  
> ...glad you mentioned the chmod. 
I do the chmod since I keep my files readonly, which is usually not
a problem, except that autoconf doesn't remove the output file itself
if it's readonly.
> >     cp {whatever}/config.guess . 
> >     cp {whatever}/config.sub   . 
I have (on my machine) these scripts in a local directory.  All three
(configure, config.guess, config.sub are similar-but-not-identical to
the Unix versions because of the incompatible pathname separators.
> Not sure where thing are getting copied here... 
> >     make 
> Configure produced the following Makefile:- 
looks normal (so you have a working sh awk and sed)
> ...but there were errors when running make:- 
> ../include/ncurses_cfg.h:51: warning: `GCC_' redefined 
> ../include/ncurses_cfg.h:50: warning: this is the location of the 
there's a substitution missing -- the "GCC_" is the first part of
a name such as "GCC_UNUSED".  So something's amiss with your environment.

> previous definition 
> make[1]: *** [make_hash.exe] Error 1 
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/ncurses-4.2/ncurses' 
> make: *** [all] Error 2 
> There is so much scope for error, but I'm amazed I got this far. 
> Is this getting too far off-topic for this list?  
maybe.  I put some comparable stuff from my last build (5 weeks ago)

It won't be identical, but you can use it for comparison.

Thomas E. Dickey

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