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Old 01-26-2005, 04:01 AM   #1
krsnachaitanya
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Angry unable to install ncurses in fedora core 2


hi all,

I want to install rtlinux ( real time linux ). for this I am following the instructions available on the net. For this I need download kernel 2.4.4 . On this kernel I need to apply a patch for rtlinux3.1.

After applying the patch, I was able clean all the old .o files and stale dependencies using make mrproper..

This is every thing is fine...

Now in order to configure my linux kernel when I tried using
make menuconfig

I was exiting saying that ncurses not found and asking me to install ncurses before proceeding with any further installation. I download an rpm file for ncurses5.2 and tar.gz file for ncurses5.4. I tried installing 5.4 after 5.2.. Now my system says conflicting with ncurses5.4..

I am stuck up at this point. Please help me out by saying how to install ncurses properly. It would of help, if you can point out how I can uninstall my previous versions of ncurses...

More information about what I am actually trying to do can be found at:
http://www.geocities.com/krsnachaitanya/index.html

Thanks in advance..
You can add me into your yahoo messenger --- krsnachaitanya

Last edited by krsnachaitanya; 01-26-2005 at 05:17 AM.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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Hi,

You need ncurses because the menu-config program uses it to draw its terminal graphics.
There exist a text version of the program as well:

make config
**"basic config from terminal"**
make menuconfig
**"for ncurses GUI in the terminal"**
make xconfig
**"for X-based GUI with modular explanations"** (QT Based)
make gconfig

or you may edit the /usr/src/linux/.config file in vim/nano/...

Good Luck
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:09 PM   #3
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Hi,

As you said I used make config instead of make menuconfig. It worked fine, but the problem came at a later stage when I was running make dep after that.

The command that I used was and the sample ouput I got is shown below. Please guide me...

[root@localhost linux]# make dep
gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -o scripts/mkdep scripts/mkdep.c
scripts/mkdep.c:33:19: ctype.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:34:19: fcntl.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/3.3.3/include/syslimits.h:7,
from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/3.3.3/include/limits.h:11,
from scripts/mkdep.c:35:
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/3.3.3/include/limits.h:122:75: limits.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:36:19: stdio.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:37:20: stdlib.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:38:20: string.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:39:20: unistd.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:41:23: sys/fcntl.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:42:22: sys/mman.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:43:22: sys/stat.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:44:23: sys/types.h: No such file or directory
scripts/mkdep.c:68: error: `NULL' undeclared here (not in a function)
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `do_depname':
scripts/mkdep.c:77: warning: implicit declaration of function `printf'
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `grow_config':
scripts/mkdep.c:92: warning: implicit declaration of function `realloc'
scripts/mkdep.c:92: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
scripts/mkdep.c:93: error: `NULL' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:93: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
scripts/mkdep.c:93: error: for each function it appears in.)
scripts/mkdep.c:94: warning: implicit declaration of function `perror'
scripts/mkdep.c:94: warning: implicit declaration of function `exit'
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `is_defined_config':
scripts/mkdep.c:110: warning: implicit declaration of function `memcmp'
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `define_config':
scripts/mkdep.c:125: warning: implicit declaration of function `memcpy'
scripts/mkdep.c: At top level:
scripts/mkdep.c:147: error: `NULL' undeclared here (not in a function)
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `grow_precious':
scripts/mkdep.c:162: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
scripts/mkdep.c:163: error: `NULL' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `define_precious':
scripts/mkdep.c:175: warning: implicit declaration of function `strlen'
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `handle_include':
scripts/mkdep.c:203: warning: implicit declaration of function `access'
scripts/mkdep.c:203: error: `F_OK' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `add_path':
scripts/mkdep.c:220: error: `PATH_MAX' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:223: warning: implicit declaration of function `strcmp'
scripts/mkdep.c:224: warning: implicit declaration of function `realpath'
scripts/mkdep.c:224: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
scripts/mkdep.c:226: warning: implicit declaration of function `fprintf'
scripts/mkdep.c:226: error: `stderr' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:234: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
scripts/mkdep.c:242: warning: implicit declaration of function `malloc'
scripts/mkdep.c:242: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
scripts/mkdep.c:247: warning: implicit declaration of function `strcpy'
scripts/mkdep.c:220: warning: unused variable `resolved_path'
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `use_config':
scripts/mkdep.c:270: warning: implicit declaration of function `isupper'
scripts/mkdep.c:270: warning: implicit declaration of function `tolower'
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `state_machine':
scripts/mkdep.c:492: warning: implicit declaration of function `isalnum'
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `do_depend':
scripts/mkdep.c:525: warning: implicit declaration of function `getpagesize'
scripts/mkdep.c:527: error: storage size of `st' isn't known
scripts/mkdep.c:530: warning: implicit declaration of function `open'
scripts/mkdep.c:530: error: `O_RDONLY' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:531: warning: implicit declaration of function `fstat'
scripts/mkdep.c:537: error: `stderr' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:538: warning: implicit declaration of function `close'
scripts/mkdep.c:544: warning: implicit declaration of function `mmap'
scripts/mkdep.c:544: error: `NULL' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:544: error: `PROT_READ' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:544: error: `MAP_PRIVATE' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:544: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
scripts/mkdep.c:561: warning: implicit declaration of function `lstat'
scripts/mkdep.c:571: warning: implicit declaration of function `S_ISLNK'
scripts/mkdep.c:573: warning: initialization makes pointer from integer without a cast
scripts/mkdep.c:578: warning: implicit declaration of function `sprintf'
scripts/mkdep.c:584: warning: implicit declaration of function `system'
scripts/mkdep.c:586: warning: implicit declaration of function `free'
scripts/mkdep.c:591: warning: implicit declaration of function `fputs'
scripts/mkdep.c:591: error: `stdout' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:596: warning: implicit declaration of function `putchar'
scripts/mkdep.c:600: warning: implicit declaration of function `munmap'
scripts/mkdep.c:527: warning: unused variable `st'
scripts/mkdep.c: In function `main':
scripts/mkdep.c:614: warning: implicit declaration of function `getenv'
scripts/mkdep.c:614: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
scripts/mkdep.c:617: error: `stderr' undeclared (first use in this function)
scripts/mkdep.c:624: warning: implicit declaration of function `strncmp'
make: *** [scripts/mkdep] Error 1

What should I do now? Thanx a lot for all the help that you are providing.

King Krsna
 
Old 01-28-2005, 05:09 AM   #4
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It looks like you need to install a standardc compiler like gcc and the standard librares.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:49 AM   #5
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what distro is this again??? those headers come with glibc. I guess check for some glibc-devel package for your distro.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 08:52 AM   #6
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Hi,

Mine is fedora core 2. how should I check whether glibc is installed on my system.. I am able to compile all my c files using cc, gcc and g++. Please help me out...
Thanks a lot...
 
  


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