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Re: make menuconfig says I don't have ncurses

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 05:25:01AM +0200, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> I tried executing 'make menuconfig; in my kernel (2.4.20) source directory on
> my Woody box and received this error:
> make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.20/scripts/lxdialog'
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> >> Unable to find the Ncurses libraries.
> >>
> >> You must have Ncurses installed in order
> >> to use 'make menuconfig'
> make[1]: *** [ncurses] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.20/scripts/lxdialog'
> make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2
> However, 'locate ncurses' show this at the top of the list:
> /lib/libncurses.so.5
> /lib/libncurses.so.5.2
> and 'apt-show-versions |grep ncurses' shows this:
> ncurses-term/stable uptodate 5.2.20020112a-7
> ncurses-bin/stable uptodate 5.2.20020112a-7
> libncurses5/stable uptodate 5.2.20020112a-7
> ncurses-base/stable uptodate 5.2.20020112a-7

Looks like you can run, but you can't dev.

Grab the dev packages, install, and have at it with that kernel...

kaynjay@kaynjay:~$ dpkg -l "*curses*dev*"|grep ^i
ii  libncurses4-de 4.2-9          Developer's libraries and docs for ncurses


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