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Re: Is there a FAQ? (HELP)

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: Is there a FAQ? (HELP)
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 16:09:14 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, William Blair Wagner wrote:

> Hi curses developers,
> I'm having a great deal of trouble with the ncurses-5.1. I've subscribed
> to this list in hopes of catching a few bones here and there. The
> application that we're using ncurses with was originally written on SCO
> unix 3.2 with SCO's curses, menus, and panels libraries, and is written
> in C++. We've apparently ported and built the same app on SCO 3.2v5.0.4
> and it too works fine. We've since ported this application to HP-UX
> which does not have near the quality curses nor does it have a panels
> facility at all. So, we integrated ncurses-5.1 on the HP. Unfortunately,
> it's a disaster. Screens dont clear when expxeted & line graphics
> characters dont display at all. I'm sure there are other problems that
> aren't even visible. I took the same ncurses-5.1 and built it on the SCO
> system to see if the same occured. I get the *EXACT* same results.

I'd back up a level and see what the problem is.  Do the test programs in
ncurses work properly?  Did you install the terminfo database (first -
before running ncurses, since otherwise you may be getting $HOME/.terminfo
derived from /etc/termcap).  That sort of thing is in my faq:


T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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