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Re: [Nano-devel] building fails for lack of libncurses-dev but configure

From: Kamil Dudka
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] building fails for lack of libncurses-dev but configure does not fail
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:18:17 +0100

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 11:01:22 PM CET mtsio wrote:
> On 02/01/2018 10:51 μμ, Benno Schulenberg wrote:
> > Op 02-01-18 om 19:44 schreef mtsio:
> >> I tried to build this version and after configure finished without
> >> errors, I ran make which complained that couldn't find "curses.h" (or
> >> something similar). So, I installed libncurses-dev and run configure
> >> again and make without errors. But, I suppose configure should give
> >> an error about this (?)
> > 
> > Configure does give a warning when it can't find any curses header files.
> > I don't know how this detection of slang and/or curses actually works.
> > If you have suggestions or a patch for how to do this better... I'm all
> > ears.
> > 
> > Benno
> I changed to give an error instead of a warning and
> slightly the error message.

The package is named libncurses-dev on Debian-based distros only.  On Fedora 
you need to install ncurses-devel.  On Gentoo Linux you need to install sys-


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