Any way around static curses need in chapter 5?

Mark Hymers markh at
Sat Mar 2 05:11:12 PST 2002

On Sat, 02, Mar, 2002 at 01:02:02AM +0000, William L. Maltby spoke thus..
> I was successful in getting my semi-automated LFS to install
> on my RH 6.2. So I thought I would shoot two directions at once.
> That machine is now doing my _first_ LFS-based LFS semi-auto
> install.  :)  I started another test on my RH 6.0 to try and make
> the stuff useful for slightly older setups too. Unfortunately,
> I discovered that only .so versions of the ncurses stuff comes
> installed. So I tried removing --with-curses for the bash. It
> went just fine. But I knew it was to good to be true.
Wouldn't it have been easier to install the ncurses-dev package (or
whatever RH calls it) which will have the .a file?


Mark Hymers					BLFS Editor
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