I have a couple of funky utilities, partitionBackup and bootSetup. These are working and i use them often on debian-jessie. However, with ubuntu-mate, the only version of php that i’m seeing (via synaptic) is php-7 and the version of PECL ncurses.so that is in the repo is the php-5 version. Thus i can’t go much farther toward offering my funky stuff to those desparate enough to check it out. Maybe that’s a good thing, maybe not, i dunno.
Can anyone suggest the best method of getting a working php/ncurses.so combination? I’m willing to build from source if the source comes with either a makefile that works or a cbp file so i can generate a makefile, but the tar of 1.0.2 (i think, i just erased it as useless) was way beond me in terms of how to build it into something that works with php. I can’t offer to fix the php-5 version so it runs with php-7 either, since the source code is all funky zend macros and making a career out of learning that stuff does not appeal.
Frankly my installation and configuration skills are terrible, i couldn’t write a makefile off-the-cuff if i had to, and delving into that when code::blocks is available seems a huge waste of time. Any suggestions appreciated, tia.