Scott Klement wrote:
b) If you can't find a SSL-aware TN5250 client for the blackberry, you can use a normal TN5250 client running through an SSH tunnel. Create the tunnel from the Blackberry to the Linux box, and tell the Linux box to connect it to the iSeries.

And if you're on V5R3, you can get OpenSSH for PASE directly from IBM, and presumably tunnel to that:

I suspect that our TN5250 client could be ported to it relatively easily if you're familiar with C programming for the blackberry.

Unfortunately, Blackberry programming seems to be done in Java nowadays.

Your solution of running the Curses version of TN5250 on the Linux box would also work, but again, the keyboard would be screwy.

It might still work better than trying to generate the keypresses on the Blackberry that the OS/400 telnet server expects.

With respect to the original problem, you could make sure you've got all the ncurses development packages installed, make sure TN5250 is using the latest versions of libtool, config.guess and config.sub, and finally try ./configure --disable-shared to compile with a static lib5250.

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