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Re: lynx-dev curses in Caldera

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev curses in Caldera
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 21:28:37 -0400
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On Fri, Jul 21, 2000 at 07:30:35PM -0400, A. R. Vener wrote:
> I'm trying to build a copy of lynx with SSL. I've 
> installed openssl and retrieved the latest (lynx-cur.tgz)
> distribution and ssl patch file.  Applying the patches went 
> successfuly.
> Next I tried running ./configure from the lynx root directory.
> Configure failed due to a missing curses.h file.  I looked in my
> system for libcurses (e.g. locate libcurses)  and didn't find any.
> Then I looked for curses and found several versions of libncurses.
> Finally I searched for a curses.h file    but was unsuccessful.
> Can I simply grab this file off another system somewhere with the hope 
> it will work with my libncurses library?

not really.  There's two main flavors of curses (BSD and SVr4), with
ncurses being the latter.  There are at least two versions of the former
that I've seen on Linux (Slackware): BSD 4.3 and BSD 4.4, with incompatible
headers.  The ncurses versions are in succession reasonably compatible -
but the versions are mostly source-compatible rather than binary-compatible.
Generally there are development versions (with header files) for whatever
you've installed.  If not, you can install a new version of ncurses... 

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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