Move GPM into LFS?

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Fri Jan 26 21:29:29 PST 2007

I wrote:

(I think some clarification is needed)
> 2) Make NCurses aware of GPM, but not the other way round (this is what the 
> LiveCD does). This means compiling unpatched gpm, and then ncurses.

not unpatched, but with exactly the same patches as in the BLFS book.

> 3) Do nothing. In UTF-8 environments, GPM is next to useless and thus should 
> not be installed at all.

It became useless in LFS SVN, because the utf8_input kernel patch is dropped 
(because upstream doesn't like it). If we put this patch back, the GPM 
problem will go away (but someone will start counting patches again).

Alexander E. Patrakov

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