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Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 11:49:25 -0500
From: "Charles S. Wilson" <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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Subject: Re: ncurses* subdirectories in /bin?
References: <20010315104501 DOT A2086 AT redhat DOT com>

/usr/bin/ncurses-stat/ 
  contains statically linked versions of the main ncurses utilities
  (dynamically linked versions are in /usr/bin)

/usr/bin/ncurses-test-dll/
  contains dynamically linked versions of the various ncurses test
utilities and demos

/usr/bin/ncurses-test-stat/
  contains statically linked versions of the various ncurses test
utilities and demos

These were an artifact of the -test builds for this complicated
package.  However, once ncurses became 'stable' (hah!) I never
re-released a package that did NOT contain them.  It's probably a good
idea to eliminate at least some of these; together, the three
directories contain 1.4M compressed, but the whole ncurses tarball is
only 2.4M compressed.

/usr/bin/ncurses-test-dll/ is only 100k compressed.  So, by eliminating
all the statically linked executables, we can cut the ncurses binary
tarball in half.  Thoughts?

--Chuck

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 
> Chuck,
> Can you explain what the ncurses subdirectories in /bin are for?
> 
> I was just trying to help someone with a configuration problem and
> noticed the ncurses-stat, etc. directories in /bin.
> 
> cgf

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