Re: Is the configure script suposed to detect libncursesw ?
On Fri, 2010-10-22 at 17:17:27 -0500, Michael Schmidt wrote:
> Is the configure script provided by the package supposed to check if
> libncursesw is installed??
> Because I tried to compile the deselect part, and in the configure fase it
> didn't complain. Then when I wnated to make (compile) it stoped with an
> error, I later found out that the problem was fixed, with installing the
> libncursesw-dev package. Is this a bug in the make system?
Just a small note here, which I'm not sure you know already, in any
case, while this was a bug in the upstream build system, if you are
trying to build Debian packages you should install the Build-Depends
(and Build-Depends-Indep in case you build architecture independent
packages). You can use “apt-get build-dep $source_package” for
packages from the archive or use dpkg-checkbuilddeps for package or
releases not yet uploaded to check what build dependencies are still
missing. If you are trying to just build as a normal upstream project
then this would not apply.