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Old 08-22-2004, 07:41 AM   #1
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help with ALSA - kernel 2.6.7 i686 - SB Audigy2 ZS


I have been trying to instal ALSA, without much success.

I am following the installation instructions here (I cannot fine one specific for the Audigy2 ZS).

Anyway, I have managed to instal the driver and libs (I think), but when I follow the instructions for utils, I get the following error...
Code:
debian:/usr/src/alsa/alsa-utils-1.0.6rc1# ./configure;make;make install[/quote]
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for ALSA CFLAGS...
checking for ALSA LDFLAGS...  -lasound -lm -ldl -lpthread
checking for libasound headers version >= 0.9.0... found.
checking for snd_ctl_open in -lasound... yes
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for initscr in -lncurses... no
checking for initscr in -lcurses... no
configure: error: this packages requires a curses library
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'.  Stop.
this is my alsa directory
Code:
debian:/usr/src/alsa# ls
alsa-driver-1.0.6rc2      alsa-lib-1.0.6rc1      alsa-utils-1.0.6rc1
alsa-driver-1.0.6rc2.tar  alsa-lib-1.0.6rc1.tar  alsa-utils-1.0.6rc1.tar
and this is my alsa-utils directory
Code:
debian:/usr/src/alsa/alsa-utils-1.0.6rc1# ls
acinclude.m4  amixer        COPYING     install-sh     seq
aclocal.m4    aplay         cvscompile  Makefile.am    speaker-test
alsaconf      ChangeLog     depcomp     Makefile.in    TODO
alsactl       config.log    iecset      missing        utils
alsamixer     configure     include     mkinstalldirs
amidi         configure.in  INSTALL     README

Last edited by BaptismOfFire; 08-22-2004 at 07:43 AM.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:03 AM   #2
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Quote:
checking for initscr in -lncurses... no
checking for initscr in -lcurses... no
configure: error: this packages requires a curses library
there is your problem.............you need ncurses
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
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ok, so how do I get a curses library.

I am sorry, but I am relatively new to this, just saying I need such, although pointing me in the right direction, inst overly helpfull.

I am taking a guess at this... should I apt-get install ncurses ?
(my apologies in forgetting to mention I am running Debian Sarge)
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:17 AM   #4
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well, I tried apt-get anyway

Code:
debian:~# apt-get install ncurses
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package ncurses is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package ncurses has no installation candidate
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:48 AM   #5
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you may want to add more sources to /etc/apt/sources.list
you can find a big list of mirrors on debian.org
the file format should be pretty self-explanatory. Just copy a line and change the URL if it isn't

(double) oneCent; /* Jonas Kölker */
 
Old 08-23-2004, 02:40 PM   #6
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ok, well I have installed or already had installed the following ncurses files

ncurses-term
libncurses5
ncurses-base
ncurses-bin
libncursesw5-dbg
libncursesw5-dev
libncursesw5
libncurses-4

and I still get
Code:
checking for initscr in -lncurses... no
checking for initscr in -lcurses... no
configure: error: this packages requires a curses library
 
Old 07-15-2005, 07:15 PM   #7
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Smile

hye man.. i am having the exact same problem.. i fallowed some instructions and then it couldnt fun curses

i uses this apt get to continue on and it found them after this..
try as root "apt-get install libncurses?" yes a questionmark.. i know its wierd but it worked for me.. in vein tho because i ran into problems more down the road.. but if you get it working you gatta tell me how..lol
 
Old 08-11-2005, 04:21 AM   #8
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One idea: the ./configure script looks in the wrong place(s) for a curses library. Check that it isn't, or if it is, fix that.

hth --Jonas
 
Old 08-14-2005, 09:28 PM   #9
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or try apt-get install libncurses5-dev, it's a very good possibility it's looking for that
 
Old 11-26-2006, 06:13 AM   #10
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thankx works for me
 
  


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