Re: Compiling Kernel with debian
Jens Helweg wrote:
> I've just installed my first debian disrtibution (Potato 2.2) and I
> wanted to compile a new kernel but get the
> following error message when I execute make menuconfig:
> rm -f include/asm
> ( cd include ; ln -sf asm-i386 asm)
> make -C scripts/lxdialog all
> make: 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: *** [lxdialog.o] Error 1
> make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux/scripts/lxdialog'
> make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2
You need to install libncurses5-dev. It's only necessary for menuconfig. May I also
suggest using the kernel-package utility. It simplifies building and maintaining
kernels. There's good documentation to get you going.
# apt-get install libncurses5-dev kernel-package
Also, for a lot of questions you can find answers in the Mailing List Archive. This
question about ncurses.h pops up all the time. www.debian.org/List-Archives has a
sweet search tool at the bottom.