[Bug 867] error "curses.h: No such file or directory" when compiling
Kevin P. Fleming
kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jul 18 22:07:02 PDT 2004
James Robertson wrote:
> OK, maybe I am being dumb here, but shouldn't it? If a user has a RH
> system that does not have the -dev package and we need the header file,
> then shouldn't we check for its existence?
That is not a bad idea, it just wasn't ever done before.
> What am I missing?
Nothing, I suppose :-) Maybe this bug should be changed to an
enhancement request instead, to make the configure script actually try
to compile a test program that uses ncurses (like it does for libxml2,
openssl and curl) to avoid this problem.
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