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--- $Id: README,v 1.1 1999/04/18 01:41:31 tom Exp $
+-- $Id: README,v 1.2 2000/03/12 02:39:12 Daniel.Weaver Exp $
-The 'tack' program is distributed with ncurses, but is not an integral
-part of ncurses (the two are licensed differently, and the tack directory
-may be removed without causing ncurses to configure or build properly).
+The 'tack' program is a diagnostic that is designed to create and
+verify the correctness of terminfo's. This program can be used to
+create new terminal descriptions that are not included in the standard
+release. Although 'tack' is distributed with ncurses, it is not an
+integral part of ncurses. It may be removed from the release without
+limiting the usefulness of ncurses on those terminals described in the
+terminfo data base. The best way to remove 'tack' from the build is
+to delete or rename the 'tack' directory before running the configure
+Unlike most of ncurses the 'tack' program is covered under the GNU
+Public License.