mainncurses - Support: sr #109531, Options for packaging ncurses


sr #109531: Options for packaging ncurses

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 17 Jul 2018 11:49:29 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  3 - Low
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
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Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Mon 06 Aug 2018 06:06:28 PM UTC, comment #2: 

What is unclear to me is how to build debug shared libraries.

Maarten <maartenbe>
Sun 05 Aug 2018 07:11:32 PM UTC, comment #1: 

ncurses' normal and debug libraries are both static.
That's mentioned in the INSTALL file:

Generate debug-libraries (default).  These are named by adding "_g" to the root, e.g., libncurses_g.a

Thomas Dickey <dickey>
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Tue 17 Jul 2018 11:49:29 PM UTC, original submission:  


I would like to package ncurses for conan, a C/C++ package manager.
This manager provides development packages for developers.
Developers may enable or disable certain options: such as enabling debug and having static or shared libraries.

Current script is available at

My question goes about the configuration options:
What configure options must I provide?

| Shared  |  Debug  |   Options                              |
|  false  |  false  |  --without-shared --without-cxx-shared |
|         |         |  --without-debug --without-normal      |
|  false  |  true   |  --without-shared --without-cxx-shared |
|         |         |  --with-debug --without-normal         |
|  true   |  false  |  --with-shared --with-cxx-shared       |
|         |         |  --without-debug --without-normal      |
|  true   |  true   |  --with-shared --with-cxx-shared       |
|         |         |  --with-debug --without-normal         |

Is this correct?
Because the lib folder for Shared=true and Debug=True contains both static and shared libraries.



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