[erlang-questions] Build failing on Ubuntu 8.10

Gleb Peregud <>
Mon Dec 8 15:33:13 CET 2008


Your system is missing curses library. Probably

sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev

will fix this

Gleb Peregud
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On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Francois De Serres <> wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I am trying to build the latest release on Ubuntu 8.10, using a --prefix=/home/...
> ./configure fails with the error below.
> I tried to install more ncurses libs but it did not help.
>
> Can someone please advise?
>
> Thanks,
> --
> François
>
> [...]
> checking whether the child waiter thread should be enabled... yes on SMP build, but not on non-SMP build
> checking for tgetent in -lncurses... no
> checking for tgetent in -lcurses... no
> checking for tgetent in -ltermcap... no
> checking for tgetent in -ltermlib... no
> configure: error: No curses library functions found
> configure: error: /bin/bash '/home/fdeserres/tmp/otp_src_R12B-5/erts/configure' failed for erts
>
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