libncurses-devel-5.7-18 doesn't create /usr/include/curses.h

Corinna Vinschen
Sat Aug 14 12:40:00 GMT 2010

On Aug 14 14:11, Ryan Johnson wrote:
>  Hi all,
> Getting compile errors about curses.h not found, and sure enough,
> it's not in /usr/include. After reinstalling libncurses-devel (I
> already had it), the problem didn't go away so I looked in the
> postinstall script.
> The comment at the top says:
> ># This script will create symbolic links in the toplevel include
> ># directory, pointing to files 'hidden' in the ncurses subdirectory.
> But I can't find anywhere in the script which actually does this for
> the .h files.
> Is this change intentional?

Yes, see


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