Emacs cannot open termcap database resolution

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Aug 4 07:41:03 PDT 2011

On Aug 4, 2011, at 09:23, Rodolfo Aramayo wrote:

> We were finally able to pin down the reason why emacs could not open
> the termcap database in some of my computers but not in others
> To make a long story short: emacs was being compiled against
> 'libintl.dylib' library that was built for i386 which is not the
> architecture being linked (x86_64).
> This library was part of an INACTIVE Fink installation.
> This is very confusing to me because:
> Fink was NOT active. I installed it because I was trying to install a
> weird program. But after that I removed Fink from my PATHS.
> I had No Fink in '/etc/profile'
> No Fink in .bashrc.
> No Fink in .bash_profile.
> Regardless, somehow during emacs compilation the wrong ncurses library
> was being found and emacs was linking to the incorrect compilation of
> libncurses.
> The solution: I deleted the '/sw' directory and proceeded to
> re-install emacs via Ports and YES this time it works!!

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