The gpm (general purpose mouse) daemon tries to be a useful mouse server for applications running on the Linux console. Its roots are in the "selection" package, by Andrew Haylett, and the original code comes from selection itself. This package is intended as a replacement for "selection", to provide additional facilities. From 0.18 onward gpm supports xterm as well, so you can run mouse-sensitive applications under X, and you can easily write curses applications which support the mouse on both the Linux console and xterm. The xterm code is portable to any U*x flavour (look at sample/README).
Author: Alessandro Rubini <rubini [at] linux [dot] it>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Remark: Does not allow parallel builds.
Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.43 MB, 28 files
Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bison bzip2 coreutils diffutils dpkg findutils gawk gcc glibc grep linux-header m4 make mktemp ncurses net-tools perl perl-gettext sed sysfiles tar texinfo
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).