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Bug 457556 - sys-apps/texinfo-4.13-r2 fails with ncurses[tinfo]
Summary: sys-apps/texinfo-4.13-r2 fails with ncurses[tinfo]
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Blocks: tinfo
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Reported: 2013-02-14 16:50 UTC by Travis Hansen
Modified: 2013-03-05 09:32 UTC (History)
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Description Travis Hansen 2013-02-14 16:50:49 UTC
checking for tgetent in -lncurses... no
checking for tgetent in -lcurses... no
checking for tgetent in -ltermlib... no
checking for tgetent in -ltermcap... no
checking for tgetent in -lterminfo... no
configure: WARNING: probably need a terminal library, one of: ncurses curses termlib termcap terminfo

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-02-14 18:19:20 UTC
Maintainers, see blocked bug #457530 for fix.
Comment 2 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-03-03 14:59:12 UTC
terminfo should first be checked from tinfo, then fallback to ncurses
OR use pkg-config

trivial patch here:

+  03 Mar 2013; Samuli Suominen <> texinfo-4.13-r2.ebuild,
+  +files/texinfo-4.13-tinfo.patch:
+  Check for -ltinfo before -lncurses wrt #457556 by Travis Hansen
Comment 3 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-03-05 09:32:28 UTC
reported upstream here: