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Old 06-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Help compiling vcp

I used to use Slackware a long time ago, there was a Slackware package for a nice application called vcp. It was a lot like cp, but with a nice progress bar. I used it a lot.

Now I use Ubuntu and there is no package for it. I also use Puppy, there is no package for it either. Today I decided to compile from source. That is often a challenge to me. Here we go...

I think I found the source HERE.

Following the instructions in the INSTALL file, I run 'make'. Error:

vcp-2.2> make
cc -Wall -c -I/usr/include/ -o main.o main.c
In file included from main.c:11:
common.h:14: fatal error: curses.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [main.o] Error 1
Exit 2
Hum. But I have curses.h, it's in /usr/include/ncursesw/curses.h

In fact, I had to install the package that provides it so I could compile vifm just a few days ago.

What should I do to make vcp compile correctly?
Old 06-23-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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there were many many changes in the gcc compiler since Aug.2004 when that code was wrote

to build on the current gcc 4.5 or 4,6 you will need to rewrite the program to comply with the current coding standards

or build with the older gcc3.4


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