source: BOOK/final-system/common/ncurses.xml @ 81ba4bb

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3  "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-ncurses" role="wrap">
9  <?dbhtml filename="ncurses.html"?>
10
11  <title>Ncurses-&ncurses-version;</title>
12
13  <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses">
14    <primary sortas="a-Ncurses">Ncurses</primary>
15  </indexterm>
16
17  <sect2 role="package">
18    <title/>
19
20    <para>The Ncurses package contains libraries for terminal-independent
21    handling of character screens.</para>
22
23  </sect2>
24
25  <sect2 role="installation">
26    <title>Installation of Ncurses</title>
27
28    <para os="p1">The following patch contains updates from the &ncurses-version; branch
29    by the Ncurses developers:</para>
30
31<screen os="p2"><userinput>patch -Np1 -i ../&ncurses-branch_update-patch;</userinput></screen>
32
33    <para os="a">Prepare Ncurses for compilation:</para>
34
35<screen os="b"><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/lib \
36    --with-shared --without-debug --enable-widec \
37    --with-manpage-format=normal \
38    --with-default-terminfo-dir=/usr/share/terminfo</userinput></screen>
39
40    <para os="c">Compile the package:</para>
41
42<screen os="d"><userinput>make</userinput></screen>
43
44    <para os="e">This package has a test suite, and can be ran after the
45    package is installed. The tests are in the
46    <filename class="directory">test/</filename> directory. See the
47    <filename>README</filename> file in that directory for details.</para>
48
49    <para os="f">Install the package:</para>
50
51<screen os="g"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
52
53    <para os="h">Move the Ncurses static libraries to the proper location:</para>
54
55<screen os="i"><userinput>mv -v /lib/lib{panelw,menuw,formw,ncursesw,ncurses++w}.a /usr/lib</userinput></screen>
56
57    <para os="j">Create symlinks in <filename class="directory">/usr/lib:</filename></para>
58
59<screen os="k"><userinput>rm -v /lib/lib{ncursesw,menuw,panelw,formw}.so
60ln -svf ../../lib/libncursesw.so.5 /usr/lib/libncursesw.so
61ln -svf ../../lib/libmenuw.so.5 /usr/lib/libmenuw.so
62ln -svf ../../lib/libpanelw.so.5 /usr/lib/libpanelw.so
63ln -svf ../../lib/libformw.so.5 /usr/lib/libformw.so</userinput></screen>
64
65    <para os="l">Now we will make our Ncurses compatible for older and non-widec compatible programs
66    can build properly:</para>
67
68<screen os="m"><userinput>for lib in curses ncurses form panel menu ; do
69        echo "INPUT(-l${lib}w)" > /usr/lib/lib${lib}.so
70        ln -sfv lib${lib}w.a /usr/lib/lib${lib}.a
71done
72ln -sfv libncursesw.so /usr/lib/libcursesw.so
73ln -sfv libncursesw.a /usr/lib/libcursesw.a
74ln -sfv libncurses++w.a /usr/lib/libncurses++.a
75ln -sfv ncursesw5-config /usr/bin/ncurses5-config</userinput></screen>
76
77  </sect2>
78
79  <sect2 id="contents-ncurses" role="content">
80    <title>Contents of Ncurses</title>
81
82    <segmentedlist>
83      <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
84      <segtitle>Installed libraries</segtitle>
85      <segtitle>Installed directories</segtitle>
86
87      <seglistitem>
88        <seg>captoinfo (link to tic), clear, infocmp, infotocap (link to tic),
89        ncursesw5-config, reset (link to tset), tabs, tic, toe, tput, and tset</seg>
90        <seg>libcursesw.so (link to libncursesw.so), libformw.[a,so],
91        libmenuw.[a,so], libncurses++w.a, libncursesw.[a,so], and
92        libpanelw.[a,so]</seg>
93        <seg>/usr/share/tabset, /usr/share/terminfo</seg>
94      </seglistitem>
95    </segmentedlist>
96
97    <variablelist>
98      <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
99      <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
100      <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
101
102      <varlistentry id="captoinfo">
103        <term><command>captoinfo</command></term>
104        <listitem>
105          <para>Converts a termcap description into a terminfo description</para>
106          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses captoinfo">
107            <primary sortas="b-captoinfo">captoinfo</primary>
108          </indexterm>
109        </listitem>
110      </varlistentry>
111
112      <varlistentry id="clear">
113        <term><command>clear</command></term>
114        <listitem>
115          <para>Clears the screen, if possible</para>
116          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses clear">
117            <primary sortas="b-clear">clear</primary>
118          </indexterm>
119        </listitem>
120      </varlistentry>
121
122      <varlistentry id="infocmp">
123        <term><command>infocmp</command></term>
124        <listitem>
125          <para>Compares or prints out terminfo descriptions</para>
126          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses infocmp">
127            <primary sortas="b-infocmp">infocmp</primary>
128          </indexterm>
129        </listitem>
130      </varlistentry>
131
132      <varlistentry id="infotocap">
133        <term><command>infotocap</command></term>
134        <listitem>
135          <para>Converts a terminfo description into a termcap description</para>
136          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses infotocap">
137            <primary sortas="b-infotocap">infotocap</primary>
138          </indexterm>
139        </listitem>
140      </varlistentry>
141
142      <varlistentry id="ncursesw5-config">
143        <term><command>ncursesw5-config</command></term>
144        <listitem>
145          <para>Provides configuration information for ncurses</para>
146          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses ncursesw5-config">
147            <primary sortas="b-ncursesw5-config">ncursesw5-config</primary>
148          </indexterm>
149        </listitem>
150      </varlistentry>
151
152      <varlistentry id="reset">
153        <term><command>reset</command></term>
154        <listitem>
155          <para>Reinitializes a terminal to its default values</para>
156          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses reset">
157            <primary sortas="b-reset">reset</primary>
158          </indexterm>
159        </listitem>
160      </varlistentry>
161
162      <varlistentry id="tabs">
163        <term><command>tabs</command></term>
164        <listitem>
165          <para>Sets and clears tab stops on a terminal</para>
166          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses tabs">
167            <primary sortas="b-tabs">tabs</primary>
168          </indexterm>
169        </listitem>
170      </varlistentry>
171
172      <varlistentry id="tic">
173        <term><command>tic</command></term>
174        <listitem>
175          <para>The terminfo entry-description compiler that translates a
176          terminfo file from source format into the binary format needed for the
177          ncurses library routines. A terminfo file contains information on the
178          capabilities of a certain terminal</para>
179          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses tic">
180            <primary sortas="b-tic">tic</primary>
181          </indexterm>
182        </listitem>
183      </varlistentry>
184
185      <varlistentry id="toe">
186        <term><command>toe</command></term>
187        <listitem>
188          <para>Lists all available terminal types, giving the primary name and
189          description for each</para>
190          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses toe">
191            <primary sortas="b-toe">toe</primary>
192          </indexterm>
193        </listitem>
194      </varlistentry>
195
196      <varlistentry id="tput">
197        <term><command>tput</command></term>
198        <listitem>
199          <para>Makes the values of terminal-dependent capabilities available to
200          the shell; it can also be used to reset or initialize a terminal or
201          report its long name</para>
202          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses tput">
203            <primary sortas="b-tput">tput</primary>
204          </indexterm>
205        </listitem>
206      </varlistentry>
207
208      <varlistentry id="tset">
209        <term><command>tset</command></term>
210        <listitem>
211          <para>Can be used to initialize terminals</para>
212          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses tset">
213            <primary sortas="b-tset">tset</primary>
214          </indexterm>
215        </listitem>
216      </varlistentry>
217
218      <varlistentry id="libcursesw">
219        <term><filename class="libraryfile">libcursesw</filename></term>
220        <listitem>
221          <para>A link to <filename>libncursesw</filename></para>
222          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses libcursesw">
223            <primary sortas="c-libcursesw">libcursesw</primary>
224          </indexterm>
225        </listitem>
226      </varlistentry>
227
228      <varlistentry id="libncursesw">
229        <term><filename class="libraryfile">libncursesw</filename></term>
230        <listitem>
231          <para>Contains functions to display text in many complex ways on a
232          terminal screen; a good example of the use of these functions is the
233          menu displayed during the kernel's
234          <command>make menuconfig</command></para>
235          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses libncursesw">
236            <primary sortas="c-libncursesw">libncursesw</primary>
237          </indexterm>
238        </listitem>
239      </varlistentry>
240
241      <varlistentry id="libformw">
242        <term><filename class="libraryfile">libformw</filename></term>
243        <listitem>
244          <para>Contains functions to implement forms</para>
245          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses libformw">
246            <primary sortas="c-libform">libformw</primary>
247          </indexterm>
248        </listitem>
249      </varlistentry>
250
251      <varlistentry id="libmenuw">
252        <term><filename class="libraryfile">libmenuw</filename></term>
253        <listitem>
254          <para>Contains functions to implement menus</para>
255          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses libmenuw">
256            <primary sortas="c-libmenuw">libmenuw</primary>
257          </indexterm>
258        </listitem>
259      </varlistentry>
260
261      <varlistentry id="libpanelw">
262        <term><filename class="libraryfile">libpanelw</filename></term>
263        <listitem>
264          <para>Contains functions to implement panels</para>
265          <indexterm zone="ch-system-ncurses libpanelw">
266            <primary sortas="c-libpanelw">libpanelw</primary>
267          </indexterm>
268        </listitem>
269      </varlistentry>
270
271    </variablelist>
272
273  </sect2>
274
275</sect1>
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