changeset 1090:fff7ee4cefab

Update INSTALL file: add a note for FreeBSD users Thanks to MysticOne.
author Mikael Berthe <>
date Thu, 07 Dec 2006 21:39:57 +0100
parents a61c3311a5bb
children 10f9d6fcfeab
files mcabber/INSTALL
diffstat 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/mcabber/INSTALL	Thu Dec 07 21:18:48 2006 +0100
+++ b/mcabber/INSTALL	Thu Dec 07 21:39:57 2006 +0100
@@ -8,7 +8,15 @@
 MCabber needs ncurses and ncurses development packages to build correctly.
 For UTF-8 terminal support, use ncursesw instead.
+Note: On FreeBSD (and maybe other BSD systems as well), it is recommended
+that you install ncurses from ports before compiling mcabber.
+You should also export LDFLAGS='-L/usr/local/lib' before running
+mcabber's configure to ensure that mcabber uses the ncurses installed
+from ports.  This is necessary as the version of ncurses included in
+the base system does not provide unicode support.
 If you want SSL support, you will need openssl lib & dev packages as well.
 If you want PGP support, install libgpgme (with dev package),
 version >= 1.0.0.