[erlang-bugs] Misleading ./configure error on Linux
Thu Jun 12 19:43:31 CEST 2008
When trying to build otp_src_R12B-2 on a Centos Linux box I encountered an
error during ./configure complaining about missing 'ncurses'. I had the
ncurses.i386 libraries installed and was confused by this message.
It turns out that the ncurses development libraries are also required. My
problem was solved by installing ncurses-devel.i386.
It would save a lot of time and frustration for users to mention that the
development libraries are also required along with the normal shared
libraries. This could either be a more informative error message from
./configure or some info added to the README file when listing dependencies.
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