Re: Compiling Kernel with debian
I think if they put libncurses5-dev and bzip2 (and any other missing
package) as suggested dependencies for kernel-source then it would save a
lot of non-gurus some time.
> Jens Helweg wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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
> 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
> question about ncurses.h pops up all the time.
www.debian.org/List-Archives has a
> sweet search tool at the bottom.
> good luck
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