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Re: make menuconfig

Stan Kaufman <sekfmn@pacbell.net> 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

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