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Old 03-14-2004, 05:18 PM   #1
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cannot compile menuconfig

I just installed debian sid and I'm trying to compile a custom kernel but ld cannot find "lncurses". here's the output when I run `make menuconfig`:
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

>> Unable to find the Ncurses libraries.
>> You must have Ncurses installed in order
>> to use 'make menuconfig'

make[1]: *** [ncurses] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/linux-2.4.24/scripts/lxdialog'
make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2

my file reads:

I have ncurses installed but I can't figure it out...

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What does
ldconfig -v | grep ncurses

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do you have the ncurses-devel libraries installed?
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Thanks for the development library suggestion... I ran a simple:
`apt-get install libncurses5-dev`
and everything worked. I love debian.


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