[arch-dev-public] termcap-compat dependencies

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Feb 14 17:54:36 EST 2009

Jan de Groot wrote:
> Hello devs,
> Today I was upgrading genius and found out it had dependencies on
> termcap-compat. Lookin in the configure file, it checks like this:
> checking for -ltermcap -> yes: link to -ltermcap, no: check for
> -lncurses
> I've seen some bugs last week that involved termcap-compat dependencies
> as a result of building on a system which is not clean (to the devs not
> doing it yet: build in chroots, not on your working system which is
> polluted with unneeded packages and AUR stuff). These bugs were fixed by
> actually adding these dependencies.
> Please don't add additional dependencies like this old deprecated
> termcap-compat package just because a bug was reported, but please check
> out if it's really needed as dependency and leave it out when possible.

And given this is the second post mentioning using chroots, I will bump 
the wiki page I wrote:

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