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Re: configure should have --with-ncurses and --with-ncursesw
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- From: Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>
- To: Zsh hackers list <zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: configure should have --with-ncurses and --with-ncursesw
- Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 11:19:28 +0000
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Vincent Lefevre <vincent@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The problem is that zsh uses the curses API by default, so that
> currently, the only way to use the ncurses library is to install
> curses compatibility link (ncurses doesn't install them, but
> Linux distributions and Mac OS X do). The problem occurs when
> the user wants to install a newer version of ncurses (from
> upstream) in /usr/local, /opt/local or whatever. As zsh uses
> curses by default, it uses the old ncurses library (which, in
> the case of Mac OS X, is buggy).
> To be able to use ncurses by default, I had to change the configure
> - termcap_curses_order="tinfo curses ncurses termcap"
> + termcap_curses_order="ncurses tinfo curses termcap"
That looks harmless: I can't see why there might be a good reason for
preferring curses to ncurses. I'll have a go at this when I'm back in
normal operation (my home laptop power supply has died and I'm still
reeling from being back at work).
Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx> Software Engineer
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