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Old 01-22-2006, 10:31 PM   #1
schtevo
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ncurses - install problem


I'm trying to install ncurses. When I run ./configure, it runs, and I see the usual list of things that I don't understand. Eventually, it stops on this:

make: *** No rule to make target `preinstall'. Stop

What am I missing? I assume that it is dependant on something that I should have already installed. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Stevo
 
Old 01-25-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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try using a front end like synaptic..or kpackage-- they will give you beta clues..

or turn your -v (verbose, debug) on higher (see the man page for ncurses for this-- it may not be -v).

good luck.
 
  


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