[arch-general] Is ncurses in Arch Linux out-dated?

Chi Hsuan Yen yan12125 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 13:40:46 UTC 2016

Hi Archers,

ncurses 6.0 is released in 2015/08/08. It has some bugs and part of them
are fixed. For example, I was just hit by http://bugs.python.org/issue27323.
On bug-ncurses mailing list there are some patch versions. The latest one
is 6.0-20160820:
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-ncurses/2016-08/msg00010.html. If I
want to fix the aforementioned Python issue, should Arch Linux

    1) Bump the ncurses package to 6.0-20160820, or
    2) Just backport the relevant patch

For 1), I just need to flag to package out-of-date, for 2), I have to
submit a bug and request backporting.

Any similar cases in other packages?


Yen Chi Hsuan

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