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Re: struggling with ncurses dll
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: prapp <prapp at erols dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 15:54:26 -0500
- Subject: Re: struggling with ncurses dll
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> (I apologize to Chuck for emailing him directly -- I just read instructions
> saying to send to this email list, not to Chuck.)
> I'm trying to compile a unix program making pretty simple use of curses.
> It is working sporadically, and only with static linking I think, and
> I'm getting "auto-import" warnings,
If they are just warnings, then there is no problem. Those "warnings"
are really just informative messages...it has been suggested that we
silence them, but I dunno if the changes are "accepted" enough to
justify silencing those messages. It's been about four months; I
(arbitrarily) set six months as my target age before I'd submit a patch
to binutils-patches to silence them.
> so I'd like to understand how to
> make this work with the dll (partly so I don't need to pass arguments
> to configure, because every time I forget to do that, I waste a lot of
Again, are you SURE it's not working? auto-import warnings are actually
an indication that things are going well...
*PLEASE* post the ACTUAL output from your "failing" link command.
> I seem to have incorrect includes, but I'm pretty inexperienced,
> and only have been using the setup tool -- is the answer to fetch
> newer includes manually ? Or am I just missing something in the setup
> tool ?
None of the above. See my earlier message to this list "Re: dll vs
static importing on cygwin".
> setup.exe says I have
> libncurses5: 5.2-1
> libncurses6: 5.2-2
> ncurses: 5.2-7
> I have
> which leads me to believe I ought to have
My mistake. As of 5.2-7, those references to ncurses_dll.h are out of
date. I should correct the documentation.
> but I do not have this file (ncurses/include/ncurses_dll.h)
> which may be the root of my problem ?
> my /usr/include/ncurses/include/ncurses.h
> says this:
> curses.h.in,v 1.96 2000/09/16 16:11:01
> I just went thru a lot of reinstalling via the setup tool
> a couple days ago, when I was reading a web page about the
> splitting up of the curses stuff into three packages I think,
> and it gave instructions wherein I installed one piece first,
> then something else, then reinstalled the first one -- I don't
> recall exactly, but I finally uninstalled all the curses stuff
> via the setup tool, and just walked thru the instructions.
Sorry it was confusing. If you have the following files, then you did
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