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Re: installation assistance request (AIX 4.3)

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: installation assistance request (AIX 4.3)
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 12:39:46 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Dave Gomboc wrote:

> I hvae been advised that the "bug-report" list is also appropriate for
> installation request help, so here goes...
> I've downloaded and compiled ncurses 5.2 (using gcc 2.95.2).  After setting
> the environment variable TERMINFO to /usr/share/lib/terminfo (as directed in
> the FAQ), I was able to run some of the programs in the test subdirectory.
> (Previous to setting the variable, I'd get an "error opening terminal ..."
> message.)  However, the test programs indicate that my configuration isn't
> correct.

I don't think ncurses' terminfo binary-format is compatible with AIX's.
(I was in fact running some tests recently on an AIX 4.x box and noticed
the same behavior).  As mentioned a few weeks ago, it would (probably)
be possible to construct a customized include/Caps file to align with
specific vendor's versions (such as HPUX) where the terminfo file is

T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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