Bug 69284 - ncurses library missing for make menuconfig
ncurses library missing for make menuconfig
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncurses (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-07-19 17:55 EDT by Carl T. Miller
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:57 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-01 17:23:08 EDT
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Description Carl T. Miller 2002-07-19 17:55:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
I've installed all four rpms that have "ncurses" in the name, yet I still get an
error message when I run make "menuconfig".  The exact message is:  /usr/bin/ld:
 cannot find -lncurses

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.su -
2.cd /usr/src/linux*
3.make menuconfig

Actual Results:  Get error message about missing ncurses library.

Expected Results:  I expected "make menuconfig" to work.

Additional info:

I installed four different rpms from the 7.3 distro which have "ncurses"
anywhere in the filename. What am I missing?  And why isn't this library
automatically installed?  It's used in many programs.
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-08-01 17:23:08 EDT
There are only two ncurses packages-- the main package and the -devel
subpackage. I'm unable to reproduce your problem with a stock 7.3 install.

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