[erlang-questions] Fixed: Build failing on Ubuntu 8.10

Francois De Serres <>
Mon Dec 8 16:08:09 CET 2008


Thank you Mikael, it helped.

Thanks to all,
--
François


> $sudo apt-get build-dep erlang
> $sudo apt-get install tk
> 
> That will get all the dependancies for you
> 
> 2008/12/8 Mikael Pettersson <>
> 
> > Francois De Serres writes:
> >  > 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
> >
> > Presumably you only installed the ncurses runtime libraries?
> > To build Erlang you also need the development libraries.
> > (No I don't know what they're called on Ubuntu. ncurses-devel perhaps?)
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