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configure should have --with-ncurses and --with-ncursesw


No-one commented on this. Zsh currently relies on curses compatibility
links. I think it should provide --with-ncurses and --with-ncursesw
configure options and be able to use the ncurses(w) API.

----- Forwarded message from Vincent Lefevre <vincent@xxxxxxxxxx> -----

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 02:52:04 +0200
From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: configure should have --with-ncurses (was: zsh outputs "4m" lines
	in eterm-color)

On 2006-10-24 02:38:51 +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> I wonder if this is due to the fact that zsh is linked to the ncurses
> in /usr/lib instead of /opt/local/lib (the problem cannot be reproduced
> with /opt/local/bin/tput); "otool -L =zsh" gives:
> /opt/local/bin/zsh:
>         /opt/local/lib/libiconv.2.dylib (compatibility version 7.0.0, current version 7.0.0)
>         /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 88.1.7)
>         /usr/lib/libncurses.5.4.dylib (compatibility version 5.4.0, current version 5.4.0)

I now understand the problem. The library flags given in the zsh
configuration are -ltermcap or -lcurses (if --with-curses-terminfo
is used). And I have:

prunille:~> locate libcurses
prunille:~> locate libtermcap

Both are a symbolic link to /usr/lib/libncurses.5.4.dylib.

I think that zsh should have --with-ncurses and --with-ncursesw
configure options, to be able to use the corresponding libraries.

(Alternatively, the ncurses and ncursesw MacPorts ports could add
compatibility symlinks, but I don't think that zsh should rely on

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