Fw: Missing: libtermcap, libterminfo, libcurses, libncurses, libtermlib

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Fw: Missing: libtermcap, libterminfo, libcurses, libncurses, libtermlib

Paul Thomas-10
I just timed out on this one a couple of days ago.  Out of desperation I launched this onto MinGW-Users - so far, the silence has been total!
 
Starting at the more difficult end, as I said in the message below, what can be done about PDcurses and readline?  I know nothing about either - in particular, I have absolutely no feeling how far removed PDcurses is from ncurses and, nor indeed, what version of readline is packaged with MinGW.  On the latter, the includes contained no information.
 
Unless somebody out there knows the story, I will have to put this on one side for a while.
 
Paul T
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 8:51 AM
Subject: Missing: libtermcap, libterminfo, libcurses, libncurses, libtermlib

In an attempt to build octave-2.1.57 under msys/mingw, I find all the above and their include files are missing.  The supplied version of readline is also not sufficiently up to date.
 
I tried to start at the difficult end by building readline-5.0 and ncurses ( yes, I had seen previous correspondence both here and elsewhere - it is usually worth trying again because developers respind to these problems!).  Both bombed out; mainly for lack of sgtty.h and ioctl.h
 
PDcurses satisfies the need for libcurses and libterminfo but not for libncurses.
 
Can somebody who has been down this road already please point out where to obtain these libraries or how to kluge up others?
 
Thanks
 
Paul T