Re: make menuconfig
Stan Kaufman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Jens Müller wrote:
> > > > I've tried reinstalling the ncurses library, any other suggestions. I
> > > > would like to use this to reconfigure my kernel
> > >
> > > Did you install libncurses5-dev or similar? You need a *-dev package
> > > for the curses.h file to be there. If you have, check where it ended
> > > up and see if your compiler looks in the right places for it.
> > well, shouldn't that be done by some dependencies?
No, it shouldn't. You could equally well run `make config' or `make
xconfig' to build your kernel. The first doesn't require anything
that's not in the Depends: and Recommends: fields. The latter
requires you have a running X server. Should the kernel sources
depend on xserver (and what not)? I don't think so. Perhaps a
Suggests:, but definitely not a Depends: or Recommends: (because
dselect will mark these for installation by default)!
I just checked (potato) and all the kernel-source packages mention
ncurses-dev or libncurses-dev in the Suggests: field. What's more, it
also lists tk-dev and for the newer kernels task-tcltk-dev. It's all
> It would seem so, but that is exactly the problem. Install
> libncurses5-dev and Life will be Good again. I had the same trouble and
> this was the solution.
Olaf Meeuwissen Epson Kowa Corporation, Research and Development