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Re: What does ncurses need?

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: What does ncurses need?
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:17:35 -0800

Yo Hal!

On Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:16:40 -0800
Hal Murray <> wrote:

> Checking for C header file curses.h... yes
> Checking pkg-config for ncurses... no
> Turning off ncurses support, library not found.
> Package ncurses-devel-6.2-3.20200222.fc33.armv7hl is already
> installed.

The test is simple:


You can see the detail of scons tests in config.log.  Here is what mine
says for ncurses:

scons: Configure: Checking pkg-config for ncurses... 
scons: Configure: ".sconf_temp/conftest_b3334fdd9bde29954a69c36a37bb058b" is up 
to date.
scons: Configure: The original builder output was:
  |pkg-config --exists 'ncurses'
scons: Configure: (cached) yes

So there is what scons did: pkg-config --exists 'ncurses'

Which just returns an exit code: 

spidey gpsd # pkg-config --exists 'ncurses'
spidey gpsd # echo $?

Note the test is for "ncurses" not for "ncurses-devel".

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