Patching packages

David C david at
Sun Nov 3 01:06:51 PST 2002

On Sunday 03 November 2002 01:52 am, you wrote:
> Hi, I'm new here and I might be asking some stupid questions, buy
> that's how we all start, don't we?
> So, can I install ncurses from source into my Mandrake 8.2 system,
> even if there might be another version installed (I think it's
> installed, but corrupted)? I can't seem to use the already installed
> version, cause I cant find the libcurses.a and the book says I should
> symlink it to /usr/lib, but it doesn't say from _where_.
> I'd install it from the RPM (the libcurses-devel package, i mean) but
> it says it's already installed, so i try to uninstall it, then it
> tells me it needs to uninstall the kernel sources too. Is that safe?
> Can I do that and later reinstall the kernel sources? Or can I safely
> use ncurses-5.3 instead of 5.2 for all purposes?
> Thanks in advance for your help, and let's all hope i won't be
> bothering you soon. ~Argux

Maybe try using rpm -Uvh if you haven't already?

David C.
Linux user #277013
david at desolateonline dot com

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