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Old 12-24-2009, 05:56 AM   #1
FiL
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Terminfo/termcap not found


Hello!I am trying to install irssi on a remote server without having admin permissions..At first i installed the glib locally(which is needed for irssi) and then i tried to install irssi (running ./configure --prefix=$HOME) but the fact is that i get this error:
configure: error: Terminfo/termcap not found - install ncurses-devel package

Since i am familliar only with ubuntu distro (i don't know how rpms work) i found the ncurses from debian ( http://packages.debian.org/lenny/libncurses5-dev ) and i downloaded the source package. ( http://packages.debian.org/source/lenny/ncurses ). I installed it again with the &HOME prefix but unfortunately i get the same error .Shouldn't it work ?
Anyway i also tried to install it with the rpm package ( http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat...86_64.rpm.html ) using the --relocate option but i get this message :
rpm: --relocate and --excludepath may only be used when installing new packages

Can anyone help me?

Thanx in advance..

PS:The system i am trying to install irssi is
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga)
 
Old 12-24-2009, 06:06 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by FiL View Post
Hello!I am trying to install irssi on a remote server without having admin permissions..At first i installed the glib locally(which is needed for irssi) and then i tried to install irssi (running ./configure --prefix=$HOME) but the fact is that i get this error:
configure: error: Terminfo/termcap not found - install ncurses-devel package
is there a configure option to point needed libraries. usually there is,
check with configure --help (use grep for easy search). you have to point it to library because configure will look at system not your $HOME.
 
  


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