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RE: configure --enable-widec does not build libncursesw.so

From: Stewart, Adam James
Subject: RE: configure --enable-widec does not build libncursesw.so
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 19:12:09 +0000


I figured out what the problem was. I was also using "--disable-lib-suffixes" 
which disables the "w" from being appended to the library name.

Adam J. Stewart
Assistant Systems Administrator
Laboratory Computing Resource Center
Computing, Environment and Life Sciences
Argonne National Laboratory

From: Sven Joachim address@hidden
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:55 PM
To: Stewart, Adam James
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: configure --enable-widec does not build libncursesw.so

On 2017-04-04 18:25 +0000, Stewart, Adam James wrote:

> I'm trying to build a program (htop) that requires the libncursesw.so
> library. My understanding is that by default, ncurses builds
> libncurses.so.

Actually it doesn't.

> If you pass the "--enable-widec" flag to configure, it
> instead builds libncursesw.so. However, when I build ncurses with this
> flag, I still don't get the libncursesw.so libraries. What am I doing
> wrong?

You also have to pass --with-shared, otherwise all you get are static
libraries (libncursesw.a etc).  Whether this is a good default these
days is debatable, but that's how it is.


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