Tools can't find ncurses

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Sat Sep 14 22:42:00 GMT 2013


Am 14.09.2013 17:15, schrieb wynfield@gmail.com:
> VERS: orpie-1.5.1.
>
> ./configure  --with-ncurses
>
>
> checking for working ncurses... no
> configure: error: Cannot find a curses library.  Perhaps you failed to install an ncurses development package?
The files you quoted are the runtime libraries. "ncurses development 
package" addresses /usr/lib/ncurses.h which is usually included during 
build.
Use setup to install ncurses-devel.

> But I do have ncurses as the result from cygcheck shows below:
>   ls /bin/*ncurses*
> /bin/cygncurses++-10.dll   /bin/cygncurses7.dll     /bin/ncurses6-config
> /bin/cygncurses++-8.dll    /bin/cygncurses-8.dll    /bin/ncursesw5-config
> /bin/cygncurses++-9.dll    /bin/cygncurses-9.dll    /bin/ncursesw6-config
> /bin/cygncurses++w-10.dll  /bin/cygncursesw-10.dll
> /bin/cygncurses-10.dll     /bin/ncurses5-config
>
> and cygcheck displays:
>      x86/libncurses-devel/libncurses-devel-5.7-18
>      x86/libncurses10/libncurses10-5.7-18
>      x86/libncurses7/libncurses7-5.3-4
>      x86/libncurses7/libncurses7-5.3-4-src
>      x86/libncurses8/libncurses8-5.5-10
>      x86/libncurses8/libncurses8-5.5-10-src
>      x86/libncurses9/libncurses9-5.7-16
>      x86/libncurses9/libncurses9-5.7-16-src
>      x86/libncursesw-devel/libncursesw-devel-5.7-18
>      x86/libncursesw10/libncursesw10-5.7-18
>
> I realize that there is an Orpie already in cygwin's repository, but I need to build it, as I am adding new functionality to it and want to extend it.
>
> If anyone knows why the build tools/scripts can not find the ncurses library and how I can patch it, please let know.
>
> Regards
>
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