View Full Version : curses package?

December 14th, 2005, 09:27 PM
I'm trying to make an app called Edinburgh Speech Tools. During the make there is a call to g++ 3.3 with a number of options including "-lcurses". This fails with the message "/usr/bin/ld: cannot find "-lcurses".

Running the command "locate / curses" finds several files like /lib/ncursesxxx, but not /lib/cursesxxx. Am I missing a curses package? Where do I get this?

Might this be related to the message I get during ./configure that says something like "checking to see if compiler (gcc) works... no"?


December 14th, 2005, 11:03 PM
OK, I've solved the "Checking whether C-compiler (gcc) works... no" problem by reinstalling build-essentials and the rest of the gcc 4.0 packages.

Still have the same "-lcurses not found" error.

December 14th, 2005, 11:47 PM
have you tryed just installing the development files for ncurses?
sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev

December 15th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Thanks! That's it! :D

I got several of the other ncurses libs, but missed that one.