Solved

Need a right version of ncurses libraries and ncurses-devel

Posted on 2009-04-12
9
1,876 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
1) Currently I have:
[root@localhost linux-2.6.29]# uname -r
2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.i686
2) I want to install
linux-2.6.29.tar.bz2
3) when I tried
make menuconfig
I got the errors:
 *** Unable to find the ncurses libraries or the
 *** required header files.
 *** 'make menuconfig' requires the ncurses libraries.
 ***
 *** Install ncurses (ncurses-devel) and try again.
 ***
make[1]: *** [scripts/kconfig/dochecklxdialog] Error 1
make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2
4) I checked
[root@localhost linux-2.6.29]# rpm -qa | grep ncurses
ncurses-base-5.6-20.20080927.fc10.i386
ncurses-libs-5.6-20.20080927.fc10.i386
ncurses-5.6-20.20080927.fc10.i386

5) My questions are
* which version of ncurses-devel do I need?
* how/where to get it?
0
Comment
Question by:jl66
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:ewest02
ID: 24127510
Based on the error mesg, you need to install ncurses-devel

  --Eric
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
ewest02 earned 250 total points
ID: 24127516
Doh! .. but you already know that!  Since you already have ncurses 5.6-20, get that flavor of the development package.

  --Eric
0
 

Author Comment

by:jl66
ID: 24127740
Where (a link) to get the dev pack for ncurses 5.6-20?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jl66
ID: 24129286
Does linux community have a repository for devel package? Sorry I am a newbie.
0
Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:ewest02
ID: 24131832
You did not mention if you were using redhat, fedora, suse, opensuse, debian, etc...

Each distro has a repository for packages. Check your distribution's web site. (eg for OpenSuse, http://en.opensuse.org/Package_Repositories)  rpmfind is another place to look for packages, http://rpmfind.net/ ..and of course just doing google searches can turn up the appropriate repository.

--Eric
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Duncan Roe
ID: 24133100
Do you have X installed? You may find "make xconfig" works.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jl66
ID: 24154308
1) fedora 10.
2) got the rpm as ncurses-devel-5.6-20.20080927.fc10.i386.rpm.
3) not install X
How should I do?
I tried
rpm -U ncurses-devel-5.6-20.20080927.fc10.i386.rpm
rpm -U --update ncurses-devel-5.6-20.20080927.fc10.i386.rpm
rpm --update ncurses-devel-5.6-20.20080927.fc10.i386.rpm
rpm -update ncurses-devel-5.6-20.20080927.fc10.i386.rpm
None of them worked.
0
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:Duncan Roe
Duncan Roe earned 250 total points
ID: 24156203
I am not normally an rpm user, but I think you need to install rather than upgrade the package. rpm -ivh ncurses-devel-5.6-20.20080927.fc10.i386.rpm
If you get an error, post it here.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:ewest02
ID: 24159735
Explain " None of them worked" ... Are you installing the rpm as root? Are you missing dependencies?
0

Featured Post

Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

Join & Write a Comment

After running Ubuntu some time, you will be asked to download updates for fixing bugs and security updates. All the packages you download replace the previous ones, except for the kernel, also called "linux-image". This is due to the fact that w…
This article will explain how to establish a SSH connection to Ubuntu through the firewall and using a different port other then 22. I have set up a Ubuntu virtual machine in Virtualbox and I am running a Windows 7 workstation. From the Ubuntu vi…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now