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Old 02-18-2004, 10:12 PM   #1
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2.4.22-26 kernel sources & ncurses-devel


I'm trying to get the kernel source for 2.4.22-26 installed on my Mandrake 9.2 system, but no matter what I do, I can't get past a "unsatisfied ncurses-devel" error message. If I try using rpmdrake, I get a dialog stating "Sorry, the following package(s) can't be selected: kernel-source-2.4.22-26mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied ncurses-devel)".

Now, I've looked in rpmdrake for ncurses-devel and it's nowhere to be found. (I've already updated the urpmi media as described at urpmi.org/easyurpmi)

I googled, downloaded, and installed ncurses-5.4, but that didn't change things either, I still get the same error using rpmdrake, and a similar one using urpmi.

So I went and found the package myself at rpmfind.net, downloaded it and tried to install it using rpm, but again I get an error message, "error: Failed dependencies: ncurses-devel is needed by kernel-source-2.4.22-26mdk"

WTF? Where can I get an ncurses-devel that rpm will recognize?


-Andy
 
Old 02-19-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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urpmi libncurses5-devel

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Old 02-19-2004, 07:38 PM   #3
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hmm,

"no package named libncurses5-devel"


I tried a few variations too
 
Old 02-22-2004, 09:15 PM   #4
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Name : libncurses5-devel Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 5.3 Vendor: MandrakeSoft
Release : 1.20030215.3mdk Build Date: Wed 09 Jul 2003 05:02:41 AM CDT
Install Date: Sat 13 Dec 2003 03:28:15 AM CST Build Host: ke.mandrakesoft.com
Group : Development/C Source RPM: ncurses-5.3-1.20030215.3mdk.src.rpm
Size : 4890146 License: MIT
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Wed 09 Jul 2003 05:15:38 AM CDT, Key ID e7898ae070771ff3
Packager : Montel Laurent <lmontel@mandrakesoft.com>
URL : http://ring.jah.ne.jp/pub/GNU/ncurses/
Summary : The development files for applications which use ncurses
Description :
The header files and libraries for developing applications that use
the ncurses CRT screen handling and optimization package.

Install the ncurses-devel package if you want to develop applications
which will use ncurses.


You are using mandrake aren't you?
 
Old 02-23-2004, 11:33 AM   #5
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Yes, I am running Mandrake.

I know it sounds stupid, it sounds stupid to me too. If I pick the kernel sources, it's supposed to give me the equivalent of "Excuse me, kind sir, I hate to inconvenience you, but in order to install what you asked for, I also need to install ncurses-devel. Does that meet with your approval?" At which point I say, "Yes indeed, carry on my good fellow," and it cranks away, installs ncurses-devel and then the kernel-sources, and everyone is happy. (or at least I would be, which is what counts in my book)

And I know ncurses-devel exists, as I mentioned, I found it (at the same site you pointed to) and installed it manually

I know that's what's supposed to happen, but that's not what's happening. Instead, if I select the kernel-sources to install, it just tells me it can't do it because it needs ncurses-devel. It seems to me like the equivalent of a "don't know how to make <foo>" error. I.e. it knows it needs ncurses-devel, but doesn't know how to install it, so it dies.

Is it possible that the rpm media locations I am using are part of the problem? Hmm...

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that appears to be it! I changed my "main" media location from whatever it was (I think it was ftp.stealth.net) to ftp.rutgers.edu, and now rpmdrake appears to find ncurses-devel successfully!

BTW, is there a way to list the media locations you are using? I haven't come across a command to do that.


-Andy
 
  


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