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
Unless somebody out there knows the story, I will
have to put this on one side for a while.
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
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