Heads-up: Packaging clash, CGF please note

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Sat Jan 31 21:54:00 GMT 2004

On Sat, 20 Dec 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> Hi,
> I've just discovered (using "cygcheck -cv") that the following files were
> missing from my system:
> [snip]
> /usr/lib/libtermcap.a
> [snip]
> FWIW, I'm still trying to figure out what happened with libtermcap.a.

Just to close on this, I did have a libtermcap.a.orig on my system.  After
further investigation, I traced it down to following the instructions for
recompiling an older readline (from /usr/doc/Cygwin/readline-4.1.README,
which I don't have on my system anymore, hence the confusion):

	Also, make sure that configure can't find libtermcap.  It has builtin
	  preference for it, and will ignore '--with-curses' if it finds

	mv /usr/lib/libtermcap.a /usr/lib/libtermcap.a.orig

Of course, the README is not at fault, since I failed to follow all of the
instructions, which go on to say

	Don't forget to restore /usr/include/termcap.h and /usr/lib/libtermcap.a

Mystery solved. :-)
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