[arch-dev-public] termcap-compat dependencies

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Feb 14 18:40:15 EST 2009

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> 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" ?

Huh...  I'm sure it says root!   :P

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