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Re: Bug with software compiled from source code

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Bug with software compiled from source code
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:28:25 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 08:39:14PM -0500, Aiden Loyd wrote:
> Every time I compile a program from source code that uses the ncurses
> library, it fails to work in those ways. For example, Midnight Commander
> will not respond to the different function keys, has no color, and is just
> unusable. This seems to be the case with everything that I compile from
> source code that uses this library. I have looked around, and cannot find
> any solution, or even any hint that this is a known problem. I have had
> this problem on both Ubuntu and Debian. When I install the programs from
> the binary packages, however, they work just fine. I would prefer not to
> use the binary packages from Debian, as they are generally very out of
> date. I hope this is helpful.

The usual problem in this area is in ensuring that your own-compile uses
the actual headers and libraries that you intended.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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