[maemo-users] ncurses

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Jul 21 10:21:16 EEST 2009

ext Peter Flynn wrote:
> I've been rearranging my SD cards and I wanted to install Emacs_22.1-1 
> (this is for OS-2008) to replace the older version.
> It's looking for ncurses-base and libxaw7 but I can't find any that 
> install.

The package has or hasn't a dependency for ncurses-base?

(If you take & build Emacs package sources directly from
Debian (or Ubuntu), it won't have ncurses-base dependency
because in Debian that's an Essential unlike on Maemo.)

> I have the maemo-Extras repo installed, and I can see 
> ncurses-base in there, but it doesn't appear in the App Manager. If I 
> download ncurses-base-5.4-3.osso1.deb and try to install it manually, I 
> get the error Incompatible application package.
> Is there a working .deb for OS2008 for these packages?

I think only thing needed is the Emacs package having an explicit
dependency to the ncurses-base package, you shouldn't need to
install it manually.  Ncurses-base dependency works at least for
the SDK tools (which are in a repository of their own).

	- Eero
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