Bash and libncurses
WonderBoy5150 at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 19 12:03:58 PST 2002
Bash and libncursesYou need the libcurses.a and libncurses.a to be installed on the 'host distribution' (Redmond Linux).
Since I don't know Redmond Linux, you have to use what ever software package installer program that comes with it to install the ncurses-devel package.
On my mandrake 8.1 system, that package is called libncurses5-dev. So it "might" be different on yours.
Once that package is installed you will then have 'libncurses.a' installed in /usr/lib.
>From the console, go to that folder and make sure it is there.
While still in that folder (/usr/lib) you then create 'libcurses.a' by creating a link to it like so:
ln -s libncurses.a libcurses.a
When you tries to install bash and got the error "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory"
seems to me you were not in the source tree for where you unpacked the bash-2.05a files.
If you can't find how to install libncurses-dev, goto www.rpmfind.net and do a search for it and your distribution.
Hope this helps
I'm trying to get away from Windows myself :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: Matthew Blake
To: lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 2:35 PM
Subject: Bash and libncurses
Ok, so i am a complete newbie using Redmond Linux, and am having problems following the LFS already!! Can anyone help please?
When i got to the point of installing Bash (and yes i did follow the instructions exactly -several times to make sure!) i do not have either of the /usr/lib/libcurses.a and libncurses.a installed on my new lfs system.
do i need these files on my new LFS system or is it referring to my Redmond Linux system?
As i don't have them installed that is presumable why the next command for installing bash didn't work - the ./configure -enable -static etc etc command and why i get "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory"
So when i install ncurses directory as the manual says, where do i install it? Is it in the /usr/lib
on my new LFS or somewhere else?
Someone please help me, its doing me head in and i want to get away from windows!!!
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