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Old 04-24-2008, 12:54 AM   #1
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make menuconfig and xconfig problem

I am running fedora 7 and download the linux-2.6.23 src to recompile.

The instruction say that i have to
1. make mrproper ---> work
2.1 make meuconfig --> has following error

[root@mmc linux-2.6]# make menuconfig
HOSTCC scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/checklist.o
In file included from scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/checklist.c:24:
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:32:20: error: curses.h: No such file or directory
In file included from scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/checklist.c:24:
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:97: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before ‘chtype’
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:187: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:194: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:196: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:197: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:198: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:199: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/dialog.h:201: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/checklist.c:31: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/checklist.c:59: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/checklist.c:95: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
scripts/kconfig/lxdialog/checklist.c: In function ‘dialog_checklist’:

2.2. try "make xconfig" got this error
[root@mmc linux-2.6]# make xconfig
* Unable to find the QT3 installation. Please make sure that
* the QT3 development package is correctly installed and
* either install pkg-config or set the QTDIR environment
* variable to the correct location.
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `scripts/kconfig/.tmp_qtcheck', needed by `scripts/kconfig/qconf.o'. Stop.
make: *** [xconfig] Error 2

Not sure how to get through this problem.. In 2.2, I installed the qt (yum install qt), but did not help.

Any expert here can help?
Old 04-24-2008, 01:03 AM   #2
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Have you run the configuration file ?
Old 04-24-2008, 05:16 AM   #3
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have you run make world after running ./configure
Old 04-24-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
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Found the problem. i need to install ncurses-devel libraries to get it work..
Still trying to figure out why make xconfig does not work/
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:43 PM   #5
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IIRC you need to install libqt3-mt-dev.
Old 06-02-2010, 05:51 AM   #6
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You neeed to install ncurses and kernel build tools
Old 06-02-2010, 05:57 AM   #7
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Might be an idea to look at the date these were posted on. The OP acknowledges they need curses libs anyway
Old 03-02-2011, 04:27 AM   #8
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make xconfig

Try to install these packages.
sudo yum install qt3 qt3-devel


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