Re: ncurses portability

From: Thomas E. Dickey <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 18:17:47 -0500 (EST)

> working, with this change to find terminfo, and one other strange
> change: the files dft_fgbg.3x and lib_dft_fgbg.c ended up, after
> patching, in the directory that I had the patch in, rather than
> under the man and ncurses subdirectories, respectively, where they
> belonged.
That could be an artifact of 'patch' - which one are you using?
Since those were new files, they appear in the patch as

Index: man/dft_fgbg.3x
--- /dev/null Sun Jul 17 19:46:18 1994
+++ ncurses-4.0-970118/man/dft_fgbg.3x Sat Jan 18 21:51:30 1997

The /dev/null may confuse some older versions of patch -- they may work
if an explicit zero-length file were referenced. (I generate all of my
patches the same way, so this wouldn't be a new problem).

Thomas E. Dickey
Received on Thu Jan 30 1997 - 18:17:47 EST

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