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Old 10-15-2005, 04:44 PM   #1
humbletech99
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make menuconfig | xconfig | gconfig don't work


Hi, I'm reasonably new to the Debian distribution and it seems neccessary to recompile the kernel for smb support.

I've got sources, linked to /usr/src/linux but which I go into the directory and do make menuconfig I get:

My-Machine:/usr/src/linux# make menuconfig
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

>> Unable to find the Ncurses libraries.
>>
>> You must install ncurses-devel in order
>> to use 'make menuconfig'

make[2]: *** [scripts/lxdialog/ncurses] Error 1
make[1]: *** [menuconfig] Error 2
make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2


When I apt-get install ncurses it says I've got the latest version but I still can't make menuconfig. I've tried make xconfig and make gconfig but neither work. I'm using Gnome 2.10.2 so I should have GTK for gconfig but it says:

My-Machine:/usr/src/linux# make gconfig
/bin/sh: pkg-config: command not found
*
* Unable to find the GTK+ installation. Please make sure that
* the GTK+ 2.0 development package is correctly installed...
* You need gtk+-2.0, glib-2.0 and libglade-2.0.
*
make[1]: *** [scripts/kconfig/.tmp_gtkcheck] Error 1
make: *** [gconfig] Error 2

What on earth is going on?
 
Old 10-15-2005, 05:43 PM   #2
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you have apt-get install libncurses5-dev and you still have that error?
 
Old 10-24-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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I tried that and make menuconfig seems to have worked. I understand libraries but I think Debian maybe does them in a different way because of APT and that's why I have trouble finding it.

thanks for that, I appreciate it.
 
  


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