Hey all

After a ncurses error while using sup (mail client in ruby) [error  
follows]:

The problem was: 'couldn't initialize curses color pair 4, 0 (key  
1)' (error type ArgumentError)
A backtrace follows:
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/colormap.rb:90:in  
`color_for': couldn't initialize curses color pair 4, 0 (key 1)  
(ArgumentError)
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/ 
colormap.rb:114:in `send'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/ 
colormap.rb:114:in `method_missing'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/ 
buffer.rb:88:in `write'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/modes/ 
scroll-mode.rb:44:in `draw'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/modes/ 
scroll-mode.rb:42:in `each'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/modes/ 
scroll-mode.rb:42:in `draw'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/modes/ 
line-cursor-mode.rb:24:in `draw'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/ 
buffer.rb:79:in `draw'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/lib/sup/ 
buffer.rb:221:in `draw_screen'
         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sup-0.1/bin/sup:154
         from /usr/local/bin/sup:16:in `load'
         from /usr/local/bin/sup:16


I decided I should try reinstalling ncurses and the like on my Mac OS  
X PPC

So the main reason i'm writing is..... What techniques did other  
people use for installing ncurses, and what should I watch out for?

Thanks,
~ Ari
English is like a pseudo-random number generator - there are a  
bajillion rules to it, but nobody cares.