[Buildroot] Ncurses and --disable-static

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Mon Aug 30 08:14:54 UTC 2010

>>>>> "Ian" == Ian  <reg-ian.ridley-buildroot at hydrix.com> writes:

 Ian> A little question for anyone out there:
 Ian> The makefile for ncurses contains the following:

 Ian>     NCURSES_CONF_OPT += --disable-static
 Ian>     endif

 Ian> but BR2_PACKAGE_NCURSES_TARGET_HEADERS is no longer defined in the ncurses'
 Ian> Config.in, this was removed in a change to using BR2_HAVE_DEVFILES to decide to
 Ian> install headers in the target (see commit 58508f3 by Peter Korsgaard).

 Ian> Now as a result of this ncurses is now always configured with
 Ian> --disable-static, even when BR2_HAVE_DEVFILES is set to "y".

Thanks for informing us.

 Ian> So my question is should "--disable-stable" be added to NCURSES_CONF_OPT:

 Ian>  1. always,
 Ian>  2. never, or
 Ian>  3. when BR2_HAVE_DEVFILES is "y" (instead of using

Either always or never. We have a mix of enable/disable-static in the
tree, so we don't have a clear winner, but as we have been using always
for almost 1 year now, and it cuts down on compilation time I'm going to
go with "always".

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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