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Thu, 30 Aug 2007 19:21:07 -0400 (EDT)
On Fri, 31 Aug 2007, Michail Vidiassov wrote:
in my system (Mac OS X) there is a symlink to libncurses
dynamic library called libtermcap (in /usr/lib, system location).
What is the likely reason for making it?
It's probably there to support things such as the shell (sh/csh)
which generally uses termcap.
Can libncursesw be compile with enable-termcap and linked that way
or such a link makes sense only for non-wide ncurses?
The enable-termcap option lets ncurses read termcap files (such as
/etc/termcap in addition to the normal terminfo database). Whether that
option is used or not, ncurses provides a termcap interface. The
interfaces for the terminfo/termcap functions in ncurses are identical no
matter whether it is normal or wide.
_Replacing_ the system's shared libraries can be awkward - I can't
give much advice on Max OS X...
If I intend to have both wide and non-wide libraries installed,
I have to compile wide curses without --enable-termcap,
non-wide with --enable-termcap and make that symlink, right?
I _think_ you could make the libtermcap link to either library.
Thomas E. Dickey
- libtermcap, Michail Vidiassov, 2007/08/30
- Re: libtermcap,
Thomas Dickey <=