[blfs-dev] install-tl-unx breakage

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 06:56:31 PDT 2015

Ken Moffat wrote:
> I've just found out why my xindy tests were failing :-(
> The texlive binary needs non-wide ncurses for some things, primarily
> xindy.  Ncurses had been stuck at 5.x versions for so long that I
> parsed that as non-wide ncurses.so instead of non-wide ncurses.so.5*
> Now that we are on ncurses6, the xindy binary breaks.  In the past,
> it was easy enough to point to the LFS book.  But now that LFS has
> moved to ncurses6, we need ncurses-5.9 and the gcc5_buildfixes-1
> patch.
> The build is quite straightforward:
>   ./configure --prefix=/usr  --with-shared \
>    --without-normal --without-debug --without-cxx-binding
>   make sources libs
>   cp -av lib/lib*.so.5* /usr/lib
> But I cannot see any alternative to adding this to blfs _somewhere_,
> called ??? (I'd really like to put the non-wide and '5' into the
> title, rather than ncurses-5.9.0, but not sure if that is
> practical), with a note that this is only for binary packages such
> as install-tl-unx which need a non-wide .so.5.

Since it is specific to install-tl-unx, then I'd like to see it embedded 
in that section or in a separate section just prior to

   -- Bruce

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