[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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