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Old 09-11-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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error installing texinfo-4.8


Hi there,

i don't know if anyone can offer any help but i'm when i try in install texinfo-4.8 i'm getting

Code:
undefined reference to 'tgetstr'
undefined reference to 'tgetflag'
error messages before make fails

i'm not sure but from the limited information i have been able to find out on the web this might be something to do with ncurses, but that appeared to install without any problems

thanks for any help

Mike

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Old 09-15-2006, 08:48 PM   #2
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Hello, Mike
About 30 minutes ago, I came into this forum looking for help with exactly the same issue. I did know, however, that the package would 'configure' & 'make' properly in my /tmp directory, while it would not in $LFS/sources. I did a bit of poking around in the mailing lists & found a quote to the effect that "if ncurses is improperly installed, you get those error messages". I went back, reinstalled ncurses & texinfo installed flawlessly. Try reinstalling ncurses.
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Bill
 
Old 10-03-2006, 02:47 AM   #3
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LOL,

Definitely a problem! I am doing two computers using the CLFS Multi-Lib book. Both systems get exactly to the same stage and shoot out the same errors as above...

Code:
undefined reference to `tgoto'
undefined reference to `tputs'
undefined reference to `tgetnum'
undefined reference to `tgetstr'
undefined reference to `tgetflag'
I tried your response and went back and reinstalled Ncurses-5.5:

Code:
CC="${CC} ${BUILD64}" CXX="${CXX} ${BUILD64}" \
   ./configure --prefix=/tools --with-shared \
   --build=${CLFS_HOST} --host=${CLFS_TARGET} \
   --without-debug --without-ada \
   --enable-overwrite --with-build-cc=gcc \
   --libdir=/tools/lib64; \
make && make install
It installs just fine with no errors at all, but then I retried Texinfo-4.8, and received the exact same error messages again....

Anyother ideas guys?
 
Old 10-04-2006, 07:18 AM   #4
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Hi, banko,
I'm sorry, but I have no further suggestions. Reinstalling ncurses worked the first time for me. In fact, just a couple of days ago, I got lfs to boot & run, so now I'm into blfs.
Regards,
Bill
 
  


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