[tex-live] TeX Live 2006 binaries attempt

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Dec 7 19:30:26 CET 2006

On 7 Dec 2006, at 6:13 pm, Karl Berry wrote:

>     The issue is that no ncurses headers are installed by default (nor
>     any other terminal library
> Wow.  I never would have guessed a system chooses to install *no*
> tty library by default.  Thanks for looking into it.

Well, the library is present, so programs that use it can run -- just  
the "development" package (headers, etc) isn't included by default.

>     The TL source tree includes libs/ncurses, so one possibility would
>     be to use our own copy of that
> Yes, that would be desirable, but I can't spend time on it now.  Maybe
> when I'm working on the new Texinfo release next year sometime.
>     It's not clear to me how we can easily modify the texinfo
>     configuration so that it falls back to TL's private copy of lib/
> No need -- using TL's curses would be preferable, just as it is in
> general for TL programs+libraries.

Well, that would be easier to configure. But easier still is to  
install the appropriate headers on the build machine. :)


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