LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
pearman
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
where are readline & ncurses dev libs for sarge


Dear Debian guru out there in cyberspace

I just installed Sarge and had a relatively easy time. The problem is that to compile the stats package 'R' from source, I need the readline and ncurses development libraries. I search with Aptitude, but I don't find any options to install them. I must need to change something, right? Install from the testing distribution? I put it in my sources.list, but it didn't seem to help.

Here is my sources.list file:

#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/debian/ stable main
deb-src ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/debian/ stable main
deb ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/debian/ testing main
deb-src ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/debian/ testing main

deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
########################################################

Could you please suggest what I need to do so that I can install these packages?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-22-2006, 04:09 PM   #2
David the H.
Bash Guru
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Debian sid + kde 3.5 & 4.4
Posts: 6,823

Rep: Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947Reputation: 1947
These are probably the packages you want.

libncurses5-dev
libreadline5-dev

You should be able to get them with apt. If not, you can download them from the above pages and install with dpkg.

Development files almost always have the same name as the library package with "-dev" attached. I found these in seconds in sid with "apt-cache search". Then I just backtracked to the stable distro.

And it's usually not a good idea to go mixing stable and testing distro sources unless you really know what you're doing.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 03:54 AM   #3
pearman
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 28

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Smile

Thanks David

Isn't the world beautiful, (mostly).
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
remove dev libs from installation bhomass Debian 5 02-15-2006 11:50 AM
Installing 32bit libs under Amd64 Sarge ssobeht Debian 1 02-05-2005 12:16 PM
ncurses-dev alaios Programming 4 11-14-2004 06:28 PM
relocation error with postres & readline wdpp Linux - Software 5 04-08-2004 04:12 PM
Libs Version & Fonts & Wireless dhruiz Linux - Newbie 1 11-04-2003 09:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration