c3270 Additional Build and Install Instructions
This file describes build and install information specific to
c3270. For general build information, look
Wide Curses Requirement
c3270 needs the 'wide' version of the curses or ncurses library (one
that supports multi-byte character encodings).
Without wide curses or ncurses, c3270 will be restricted to using the
7-bit basic ASCII character set.
On some platforms, the standard curses or ncurses library is the wide
version and no extra packages need be installed. On others, a special
wide ncurses package is needed. On still others (such as on Solaris,
documented below) the wide curses library is installed in a special
location and configure must be told where to locate it using
CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS.
Notes for Cygwin
Additional Cygwin packages are needed to compile c3270:
- The libncurses-devel package from the
- For command-line editing and history, the
readline package from the Devel group
Notes for Solaris
c3270 prefers wide curses, which on Solaris is in the
/usr/xpg4 directory. To use this version of curses, set
CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS when running configure:
./configure CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/xpg4/include LDFLAGS=-L/usr/xpg4/lib
c3270-Specific configure Options
The c3270 configure script accepts the following
||Don't use the readline command-line editing
library, even if it is found on the system.