Why does gettext require curses?
ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Sep 17 10:59:28 PDT 2009
On Sep 17, 2009, at 12:55, Michael_google gmail_Gersten wrote:
> Why does gettext -- a library dealing with looking up translation
> strings in a database -- need ncurses -- a library for displaying text
> on terminal screens?
> Can this dependency be removed? It seems very, very odd.
The ncurses dependency was added to gettext in r32719. The
DEPENDENCIES file says:
* GNU ncurses (preferred)
or libtermcap (discouraged) or a curses library (legacy).
+ Highly recommended.
Needed for the --color option of the 'msgcat' program.
+ If it is installed in a nonstandard directory, pass the option
--with-ncurses-prefix=DIR or --with-libtermcap-prefix to
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