Newbie question!

chrislapthorn at redhotant.com chrislapthorn at redhotant.com
Sun Dec 17 07:28:16 PST 2000


On Sun, 17 Dec 2000 12:16:34 -0000, =?iso-8859-1?Q?Shlok_Sm=E1ri_Datye?= <shlok at ript.net> wrote:
>
> why are you using rpm?

Only to check that termcap was installed

Chris

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> Hi folks, greetings from England,
>
> I have just started on LFS and fell over at the first fence when installing
> bash, although managed to get it to work eventually.
>
> Initially I got a make error saying that termcap couldn't be found, even
> though rpm confirmed that the termcap package was installed. Looking through
> the docs I noticed that one of the commands suggested was different from the
> book (version 2.4.3). The command given in the book was --with-ncurses but
> the INSTALL file suggests --with-curses. When I tried the second option it
> installed ok.
>
> Can anyone explain this? It would be useful to know how and why things like
> this happen.
>
> I'm using Mandrake 7.2 on an i586 and have a little experience of Linux, but
> as a hobbyist only so don't have any detailed knowledge.
>
> Thanks
>
> Chris
>
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