newbie question : libncurses

Fernando Arbeiza arbeizaf at
Tue Nov 20 10:18:32 PST 2001

On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 05:27:19PM +0000, Luis.Tito-de-Morais at wrote:
> HI,
> I am begining installing lfs starting from a mandrake 8.0 distro on an 
> I am at the very first step, the 3.0 book says :
> >Before you attempt to install Bash, you have to check to make sure your 
> distribution has the
> >/usr/lib/libcurses.a and /usr/lib/libncurses.a files.
> I can only find the dynamic libs : (x= 1, 3, 3.0, 4 etc 
> up to 5.2)
> Can I proceed with the Bash install ? If not what should I do ?

I also installed my LFS system from a Mandrake 8.0 distro, and I had
the same problem. I think I resolve it installing the rpm libncurses5-devel.
It will install the static libraries.

Fernando Arbeiza
Cantabria, Spain
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