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Re: lynx-dev problem installing 2.8

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev problem installing 2.8
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 05:39:25 -0400 (EDT)

> Hi - 
> Admittedly I'm not the world's best at using Linux, but I have 
> some experience.  I presently have Linux-2.0.33, lynx-2.5 and 
> nucurses 1.9.9e. 
> I downloaded lynx2-8, created a directory to extract it, looked 
> at the README and INSTALLATION, and typed:  ./configure 
> I saw a message that I should get a later version of ncurses, 
> so I stopped working with lynx and downloaded ncurses-4.2. 
> I extracted it, did make, and ran the tests.  When they were 
> successful, I did make install.  The README said it would take 
> care of getting rid of the old ncurses files. 
I'm not sure where you read that (it tries to accommodate old stuff, but
there's a lot of combinations that ncurses is installed as - my install
script will warn you about the ones where it cannot do things automatically,
such as migrating /usr/lib/terminfo to /usr/share/terminfo).
We need more info:
        + the configure options,
        + the actual warnings
        + the config.cache, config.status, config.log

> I went back to lynx, and did make clean.  I redid ./configure, 
> and got the same messages about my old version of ncurses.   
> I have no idea what to do about that.  Seems that I took care 
> of it.  sigh.   
> Anyway, I continued and typed make.  Some time later, the  
> compilations stopped with a screen full of messages about  
> unresolved references to scrollok, so I started over.  no luck. 
> I downloaded the file again, and found the old one and new one 
> were the same size, (I was hoping the original was corrupted...) 
> so I did it all again with the new download.  Same thing.  damn. 
> Is this a simple thing where you can snap your fingers and 
> say,  "no problem!  just do this....  "    
> Waiting with my breath held. 
>       -roy- 

Thomas E. Dickey

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