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Re: lynx-dev Mouse support on the console?

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Mouse support on the console?
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 100 17:17:00 -0500 (EST)

> Thanks for your generous help. 
> This stuff is giving me grey hairs: I fetched ncurses ver. 5.0, compiled it 
> --with-gpm and installed it (the ncurses installation apparently defaults to 
> just overwriting the old one so I took a chance and my system works fine) 

from 4.2, or Redhat 6.0/6.1?  (there are changes, but the shared library
has a different version number, so there shouldn't be a problem - ignore
those people who tell you to symlink version 4 apps to version 5 to save
diskspace ;-)
> Anyway, Lynx mouse-support on the console still doesn't work so I have a 
> couple of further questions: 
> The ncurses compilation has created the following libs 
> libform.a       libmenu.a       libncurses++.a  libncurses_g.a  libpanel_g.a 
> libform_g.a     libmenu_g.a     libncurses.a    libpanel.a 
> and they're all installed in /usr/lib 

Those are all static libraries.  Linux's linker is a little obtuse about
linking to static libraries when shared libraries are available.  (The
-static and -dynamic options are buggy).  For your purposes, you should
have done

        configure --with-shared
        make install
That will leave the file intact, install a,
and make the /usr/lib/ link point to the latter.  So applications
which are compiled and linked thereafter will (normally) run with the version
5 libraries.

> Morten 

Thomas E. Dickey

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