Re: [PATCH 2/2] kconfig: use config scripts to detect ncurses libs

From: Sven Joachim
Date: Thu Feb 28 2013 - 16:50:53 EST

On 2013-02-28 10:59 +0100, jlec@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Ncurses provides a config script (ncurses5-config) to assist finding ncurses.
> This patch makes use of it to detect the necessary libs for linking of the
> ncurses nconfig dialog.

That script is not necessarily called ncurses5-config, it might also be
called ncurses6-config is ncurses is configured for a different ABI
(--enable-ext-colors, --enable-ext-mouse). Although I would suspect
that any distribution who does that provides a compatibility symlink.

> scripts/kconfig/Makefile | 4 +++-
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/scripts/kconfig/Makefile b/scripts/kconfig/Makefile
> index 3091794..c372976 100644
> --- a/scripts/kconfig/Makefile
> +++ b/scripts/kconfig/Makefile
> @@ -216,7 +216,9 @@ HOSTCFLAGS_gconf.o = `pkg-config --cflags gtk+-2.0 gmodule-2.0 libglade-2.0` \
> HOSTLOADLIBES_mconf = $(shell $(CONFIG_SHELL) $(check-lxdialog) -ldflags $(HOSTCC))
> -HOSTLOADLIBES_nconf = -lmenu -lpanel -lncurses
> +HOSTLOADLIBES_nconf = -lmenu -lpanel
> +HOSTLOADLIBES_nconf += $(shell ncursesw5-config --libs 2>/dev/null \
> + || ncurses5-config --libs 2>/dev/null )

This will link with ncursesw, not ncurses. Probably not what you want,
since nconf.h does not #include the right headers for that.

On Debian/Ubuntu, there's also the problem that ncursesw5-config exists
even if the libncursesw5-dev package is not installed, so this patch
makes the build fail in such cases.

Can we just call ncurses5-config and not ncursesw5-config, or are there
any distros who ship the latter and not the former?

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