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Re: ncurses-5.9-20120825.patch.gz

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: ncurses-5.9-20120825.patch.gz
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:04:08 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 02:25:39PM +0300, Roumen Petrov wrote:
> Thomas Dickey wrote:
>>   ncurses 5.9 - patch 20120825 - Thomas E. Dickey
> [SNIP]
> After implementation of datarootdir (patch from 20120811)  some TERMINFO  
> paths are not correct:
> $ grep share include/*
> include/ncurses_cfg.h:#define TERMINFO_DIRS "/share/terminfo"
> include/ncurses_cfg.h:#define TERMINFO "/share/terminfo"

Gabriele Balducci reported this a couple of hours ago (with a suggested
fix).  I'll see if I can finish resolving this today.

> May be input has to be changed to use datarootdir instead datadir as  
> before or datadir to be dereferenced once during configure ?

what I saw from the previous message was that I'd overlooked a case
where I have to force re-evaluation of a shell variable.

(didn't notice here, since I have TERMINFO and TERMINFO_DIRS set most
of the time).

> As work-around --datadir should be set.
> Without work-around terminfo is installed into [PREFIX]/share/terminfo but:
> $ xmas
> Error opening terminal: xterm.
> Another strange issue is that with above paths test like xmas build for  
> mingw* host crash . If build is with --datadir ,  sample could be run  
> even without installation of terminfo database. I could not figure  
> difference as in both cases terminfo path does not exists.

will see (hadn't revisited windows for a few weeks)

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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