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toss
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:06 pm    Post subject: emerge dialog, configure fails [ncursesw?] Reply with quote

this is the error:

emerge dialog
in the configure...
[...]
checking for initscr in -lncursesw... no
checking for -lncursesw in /usr/local/lib... no
checking for -lncursesw in /usr/lib... no
configure: error: Cannot link ncursesw library
[...]

ncurses¿w? ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

libncursesw.so is the name of the ncurses library if it's compiled with the unicode USE flag turned on. Could it be that you compiled dialog with the unicode flag on and ncurses with the unicode flag off? I recommend you compile dialog with the same setting of the unicode flag as you did ncurses (in other words, if you compiled ncurses with unicode off, do the same for dialog). Don't re-emerge ncurses with the setting of the unicode flag changed unless you know exactly what you're doing since that can break your system badly.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks moocha!
I've solved this with "-unicode" in the make.conf.

I have read http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/utf-8.xml and now i know what is unicode flag,etc... and now my question is... i'm using es_ES@euro, is a good idea setting up utf-8 ? all programs support utf-8? will i have problems with any program?

thank you very much
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly not all software supports UTF-8, but since the first 127 characters of UTF-8 coincide with ASCII it's not such a big problem.
As long as you don't enable UTF-8 globally (i.e. you only enable it for each user at a time via ~/.profile, not for root too via /etc/profile) it's very unlikely anything will break, or at least it's unlikely anything will break that can't be fixed by deleting that program's settings directory (~/.whatever).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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