[arch-dev-public] termcap-compat dependencies

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sat Feb 14 18:29:03 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Building_in_a_Clean_Chroot

Shouldn't the last line be "sudo mkarchroot -u <chrootdir>/root" not
"<chrootdir>/repo" ?

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