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Re: Compiling a Kernel - Need ncurses

On Thursday 11 Dec 2003 6:16 am, Scarletdown wrote:
> I am once again giving a whirl at compiling a 2.4.22 kernel; this
> time on my test box which I am telnetted into so I don't have to
> keep switching back and forth via the KV switch.
> Anyway, I managed to unpack the tarball and create the symbolic link
> to it.  But when I try make menuconfig, I get the following:
> rm -f include/asm
> ( cd include ; ln -sf asm-i386 asm)
> make -C scripts/lxdialog all
> make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.22/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'

Not so much fun, but you could use make config which doesn't use


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