[lfs-dev] Chapter 5 bash doesn't link to previously installed ncurses libraries

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue May 6 13:06:36 PDT 2014

Armin K. wrote:
> On 05/06/2014 09:47 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Armin K. wrote:
>>> It seems to use bundled termcap lib
>>> gcc -L./builtins -L./lib/readline -L./lib/readline -L./lib/glob
>>> -L./lib/tilde  -L./lib/sh -L./lib/termcap -L./lib/termcap  -rdynamic  -g
>>> -O2 -o bash shell.o eval.o y.tab.o general.o make_cmd.o print_cmd.o
>>> dispose_cmd.o execute_cmd.o variables.o copy_cmd.o error.o expr.o
>>> flags.o jobs.o subst.o hashcmd.o hashlib.o mailcheck.o trap.o input.o
>>> unwind_prot.o pathexp.o sig.o test.o version.o alias.o array.o
>>> arrayfunc.o assoc.o braces.o bracecomp.o bashhist.o bashline.o  list.o
>>> stringlib.o locale.o findcmd.o redir.o pcomplete.o pcomplib.o syntax.o
>>> xmalloc.o  -lbuiltins -lglob -lsh -lreadline -lhistory
>>> ./lib/termcap/libtermcap.a -ltilde     -ldl
>>> Note the "./lib/termcap/libtermcap.a"
>>> configure has this:
>>> checking for tgetent in -ltermcap... no
>>> checking for tgetent in -ltinfo... no
>>> checking for tgetent in -lcurses... no
>>> checking for tgetent in -lncurses... no
>>> Culprit for this one is that ncurses now installs widec libs whereas it
>>> didn't install them in LFS-7.4, but the non-widec ones. Compat symlinks
>>> and dummy libs creation for chapter 5 ncurses is necessary like in
>>> chapter 6.
>> Why do you think this is needed?  Does it impact building anything in
>> Chapter 5 or 6?

> I believe bash is only user of ncurses in chapter 5 and since it doesn't
> use the one built by user it might be unnecessary.

If it's not needed, then I don't mind removing ncurses from Chapter 5. 
It makes things simpler.

   -- Bruce

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