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SubjectRe: 2.6.18-rc5-mm1 dependency on curses devel still there
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On Fri, 01 Sep 2006 01:58:18 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:

> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18-rc5/2.6.18-rc5-mm1/

The dependency on having curses installed reported by Andy Whitcroft for
2.6.18-rc4-mm1 is still there. I've included the prior discussion below.
Could this patch be reverted or fixed to not build things which use
curses? Thanks.

Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> > Andrew Morton wrote:
> >> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18-rc4/2.6.18-rc4-mm1/
> >>
> >
> >> git-lxdialog.patch
> >
> > This tree seems to change the Makefile dependancies in the kconfig
> > subdirectory such that a plain compile of the kernel leads to an attempt
> > to build the menuconfig targets. This in turn adds a new dependancy on
> > the curses development libraries.
> >
> > 08/15/06-05:23:09 building kernel - make -j4 vmlinux
> > HOSTCC scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/checklist.o
> > In file included from scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/checklist.c:24:
> > scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:31:20: error: curses.h:
> > No such file or directory
> >
> > This seems to come from this rather innocent sounding change in that tree:
> >
> > commit 9238251dddc15b52656e70b74dffe56193d01215
> > Author: Sam Ravnborg <sam@mars.ravnborg.org>
> > Date: Mon Jul 24 21:40:46 2006 +0200
> >
> > kconfig/lxdialog: refactor color support
> >
>
> Ok, reading the patch as if its git output isn't a good plan. The
> changeset appears to be this one:
>
> commit 49140e7b29bb1fcc195efef3e1c54c144dd2eff7
> Author: Sam Ravnborg <sam@mars.ravnborg.org>
> Date: Thu Jul 27 22:10:27 2006 +0200
>
> kconfig/menuconfig: lxdialog is now built-in
>
>
> > which also seems to change the Makefile about, specifically bringing the
> > sub Makefile into the top level one.
> >
> > [...]
> > - $(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=scripts/kconfig/lxdialog
> > [...]
> > +# lxdialog stuff
> > +check-lxdialog := $(srctree)/$(src)/lxdialog/check-lxdialog.sh
> > [...]
> >
> > Sam?
> >
> > -apw

Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 10:41:59AM +0100, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> >> This tree seems to change the Makefile dependancies in the kconfig
> >> subdirectory such that a plain compile of the kernel leads to an attempt
> >> to build the menuconfig targets. This in turn adds a new dependancy on
> >> the curses development libraries.
> > What I see is that "make defconfig" builds _all_ *config targets -
> > strange...
>
> Well it could be trying to build them all for me too, but as I don't
> have curses development libraries it would fail at that point. I don't
> think we want it to build the ones its not using. Thats daft :).
--

Steve Fox
IBM Linux Technology Center

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