Re: 4.6.0-pre1: cant disable ncurses

Hi Pavel, hi list,

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 12:15:51 -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:

machine. But I can't get this version to use either its internal or my
system slang,

I don't understand what it means.  What kind of error do you get?

End of ./configuration:
  Screen manager:             ncurses

I tried ./configure runs with the following (selected) set of options:

a) --without-ncurses --without-included-slang \

b) --without-ncurses --with-included-slang

Don't use "--without-ncurses", it makes no sence.

Any configure option --with-foobar must make sense as --without-foobar
(= --with-foobar=no), e.g. if you're not sure about the defaults. Or
are you trying to say that "--with-ncurses" is _only_ meant for
pointing to ncurses' location? Okay, I stand corrected, but I find it
unclear. (./configure still always says "Optional Packages:
  --with-PACKAGE[=ARG]    use PACKAGE [ARG=yes]
  --without-PACKAGE       do not use PACKAGE (same as
--with-PACKAGE=no)". Your INSTALL file clearly does _not_ mention
"--without-ncurses", you're right.

If you have this problem (ncurses is found and used) when you don't
specify "--without-ncurses", then it's a bug.

Okay, I will now try
c) --without-included-slang --with-slang=/opt/proj/WDM/tools

Indeed, it does work. So I was definitely confused, and tried to
explicitely disable ncurses.

I don't want configure to be so foolproof at the expence of more code and
indentation in

eedmoba sun115:/tmp/uk/mc > zcat mc-4.6.0-pre1.tar.gz | wc -c

I didn't think it really mattered with 14 MB of code.  ;-)

It looks like you are makeing too many implications.  Are you saying that 
mc with ncurses doesn't show the color?

I didn't know it should. I don't have any other programs to compare
right now.

Then it's another bug that should be reported properly.

Will do so.

How to Report Bugs Effectively, by Simon Tatham

I did not know it was one. Shame on me.


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