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Re: menuconfig won't start

Philipp Schulte wrote:
> Hello,
> I just wanted to get a new kernel for my Debian-Potato. I downloaded
> 2.2.16 and wanted to configure it but menuconfig aborts with this
> message:
> nepomuk:/usr/src/linux# make menuconfig
> rm -f include/asm
> ( cd include ; ln -sf asm-i386 asm)
> make -C scripts/lxdialog all
> make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux/scripts/lxdialog'
> gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -DLOCALE
> -DCURSES_LOC="<curses.h>"   -c -o lxdialog.o lxdialog.c
> In file included from lxdialog.c:22:
> dialog.h:29: curses.h: No such file or directory
> make[1]: *** [lxdialog.o] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux/scripts/lxdialog'
> make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2
> nepomuk:/usr/src/linux#
> It seems like "curses.h" is misssing. Does anyone know why this
> happens and how it can be solved?
> Thanks a lot,
> Phil

I did a "dpkg -S curses.h" and it looks like on my Slink system the file
is in "libncurses4-dev"  I would install that.

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