bash not compiling

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Nov 21 12:24:17 PST 2000

On November 21, 2000 11:09 am, you wrote:
> Ok, this time I'm trying to make an LFS from Slackware and the very first
> package gives errors, woopie :)
> /usr/i386-slackware-linux/bin/ld: cannot open -lcurses: No such file or
> directory collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [bash] Error 1
> What exactly does this mean, why can't it find -lcurses?

it means /usr/lib/libcurses.a doesn't exist
create it by running
cd /usr/lib
ln -s libncurses.a libcurses.a

Gerard Beekmans

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