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Re: ncurses 5.3 backwards compatibility

From: Chris Zubrzycki
Subject: Re: ncurses 5.3 backwards compatibility
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 14:26:36 -0500

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On Friday, November 8, 2002, at 01:56  PM, Thomas E. Dickey wrote:
It appears you're talking about changes I made last year (see 20011208
for instance).  Essentially yes a bug - in Mac's runtime loader if the
configure script is reporting things properly. It checks if a workaround
is needed to link in data items from a shared library, using functions
to wrap them.  The workaround has been in ncurses for some time; last
year I added acs_map to this case (cygwin's linker is more-broken than
the previous benchmark ;-).

Comparing with 5.2 though, and seeing the comment about strnames makes it
apparent that the problem isn't just my changes - the 5.2 version would
have had the same issue with strnames.  I suspect that someone tweaked
the 5.2 package (or the linker changed). So that's the issue to resolve.

Well, the 5.2 package was tweaked, and this time i'm trying to build using libtool so we get all the correct dynamic libs, but i cannot even rebuild lynx with 5.3 because of the undefined functions.

what we use for 5.2 is here, and you may be correct, our patch could have something to do with this:

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/fink/dists/10.2/ unstable/main/finkinfo/base/ncurses-5.2-8.info?rev=1.1&content- type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/fink/dists/10.2/ unstable/main/finkinfo/base/ncurses-5.2-8.patch?rev=1.1&content- type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup

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