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Posted by:zasf
Subject:SOLVED: can't find libncurses on ./configure but not rpm distro!
Date:14:48:48 24/12/2005

> hi all, I'm trying to compile kismet on my ubuntu laptop
> matteo@ubuntu:~/download/kismet-2005-08-R1$ ./configure
> checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
> checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
> [...]
> checking for group 'root'... yes
> checking for group 'man'... checking for initscr in -lncurses... no
> configure: WARNING: Unable to find libncurses
> checking for initscr in -lcurses... no
> configure: error: Unable to find libncurses or libcurses
> configure comes out with this error, but I'm pretty sure linbcurses is >installed. I read the troubleshooting section, and it suggest to get >foo-devel.rpm if distro is rpm based.. but this is not my case, what should i do? >Thanks

sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev, but know i get another errore when i make

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