newt-0.52.17

Introduction to newt

Newt is a programming library for color text mode, widget based user interfaces. It can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, scrollbars, etc., to text mode user interfaces. Newt is based on the S-Lang library.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

Newt Dependencies

Required

popt-1.16 and S-Lang-2.2.4

Recommended

Optional

Python-2.7.8 and Python-3.4.2

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/newt

Installation of newt

Install newt by running the following command:

sed -e 's/^LIBNEWT =/#&/' \
    -e '/install -m 644 $(LIBNEWT)/ s/^/#/' \
    -e 's/$(LIBNEWT)/$(LIBNEWTSONAME)/g' \
    -i Makefile.in                           &&
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-gpm-support &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed -e ... -i Makefile.in: Disables installation of an static library.

Contents

Installed Programs: whiptail
Installed Library: libnewt.so, whiptcl.so, and /usr/lib/python{2.7,3.4}/site-packages/_snack.so
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

whiptail

displays dialog boxes from shell scripts.

libnewt.so

is the library for color text mode, widget based user interfaces.

Last updated on 2014-09-18 04:56:07 +0000