sysinstall colours

jhell jhell at
Fri Oct 9 21:32:50 UTC 2009

On Fri, 9 Oct 2009 21:52 +0200, alexbestms@ wrote:
> hi there,
> sysinstall is probably one of those ancient relics everybody tries to avoid
> dealing with from a developers point of view but i just found this beautiful
> screenie of a (probably) ncurse-based installer:
> i was surprised how much better it looks with those nice colours compared to
> sysinstall.
> is there any way the sysinstall colours could be adjusted (without a lot of
> work) to also feature such beautiful colours? i had a quick look at the
> sysinstall, libdialog and ncurses sources and to me it seems that to change
> sysinstall's colours the hardcoded values of
> have to be changed in contrib/ncurses/ncurses/base/lib_color.c or is there an
> easier way? because this would of course affect all apps that are linked to
> ncurses.
> cheers.
> alex

sysinstall looks like this too when it is ran in a gnome terminal or some 
other terminal that is ran in a X environment.


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