Problems with installation of texinfo

Andreas Selig aselig at gmx.net
Tue Oct 23 05:52:22 PDT 2001


On Sun, Oct 21, 2001 at 01:55:00PM -0400, Pat Erley wrote:
> Pat Erley wrote:
> 
> > Andreas Selig wrote:
> > 
> >> Hello you all!
> >>
> >> I have a problem with the installation of texinfo. I followed the
> >> discription of the book in version 3.0, but when i came to the point to
> >> install texinfo i got when i made "make":
> >>
> >> terminal.c:33: ncurses/termcap.h: No such file or directory
> >> make[2]: *** [terminal.o] Error 1
> >> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/texinfo-4.0/info'
> >> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> >> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/texinfo-4.0'
> >> make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2
> >>
> >> also i have installed ncurses and no other program complains about it.
> >> Would be kind if you could help
> >>
> >> Andy
> >>
> > 
> > I'm having the Same problem.  I'm using Redhat 7.1 with LFS being 
> > installed inside a mounted file.
> > 
> > I believe that this:
> > 
> > Making all in info
> > make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/texinfo-4.0/info'
> > gcc -DINFODIR=\"/usr/info\" -DLOCALEDIR=\"/usr/share/locale\" 
> > -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../lib -I../intl -I.. -I.    -g -O2 -c terminal.c
> > 
> > is the offending line.  The error we're getting refers to terminal.c, 
> > line 33 which is trying to get to ncurses in a way other than 
> > reccomended I'm guessing.
> > 
> > Anyone help?
> > 
> > Pat Erley
> > 
> 
> I got it to work, although I'm sure there is a better fix for this(like 
> a way to pass the location of the file to the compiler)
> 
> I created a nucurses folder in the info folder then did a
> 
>   ln -s /usr/include/termcap.h
> 
> then did a make clean
> 
>   and re did the steps to build texinfo.
> 
> Hope this helps
> 
> Pat Erley
> 
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thanx i'll have a try on this
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