>:>I have spent about one week to find solution for getting the Taper
>:>software to work. I have downloaded RedHat 5.0 from their ftp-site. It's
>:>The problem is that I am unable to type anything into dialog boxes. In
>: This is the same experience of a number of folks on the RH mailing
>: list. Seems to be aproblem related to compiling it under glibc. For
>: now I'm using the libc rpm ver. 6.8.2 from the old contrib dir. Works
>maybe - but which version of ncurses? (Redhat installs 1.9.9e, which
>doesn't work for menus & forms, which I understand Taper uses -- so the
>author advises using ncurses 4.1).
>(most of the activity on the RH mailing list seems to be a couple of people
>who don't understand that shared libraries have different versions, and
>are trying to symlink the 1.9.9e applications to the 4.1 library)
I agree. There is problem with ncurses 1.9.9e. I removed them
and installed the latest ncurses 4.1 with patches and now Taper
works fine (YOU MUST APPLY PATCHES!!!). I had to create some symlinks too.
libncurses.so.3 -> libncurses.so.4.1
libncurses.so.3.0 -> libncurses.so.4.1
I don't know that's right way to do, but it works.
I am still bothered why RedHat 5.0 uses broken ncurses?
And I compiled the latest Taper 6.8.3. It works.
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