Updating emacs fails

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Oct 24 06:32:33 UTC 2011

>> It sounds to me like the right thing to do is to fix emacs' configuration
>> so it always uses the base system ncurses whether or not the package
>> version is there.  Right?
> maybe/maybe not.  It depends on what emacs needs - whether it only works
> with either its own termcap module or a conventional termcap library in
> the system.  Probably its installation documentation tells what's needed.

If you look at the build log I posted, it's failing because it's trying to 
link in the system termcap library and failing because ncurses doesn't 
provide it.

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