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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: ncurses spec
On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 01:01:42PM +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
"Dr. Werner Fink" <werner@xxxxxxx> writes:

The configuration of ncurses dependes on having a working terminal.

What does screen provide that /dev/tty doesn't?

Screen does use a real pty/tty pair whereas in autobuild a simple
redirect to plain /dev/tty is tested by tty(1) as not a tty.

This had happen several times for several packages in past and
therefore I use screen as tty wrapper.


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