LFS-6.5 Chapter6.51-Psmisc

Michael Tsang miklcct at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 04:59:47 PDT 2009

On Thursday 15 October 2009 16:06:53 Stephan Jansen wrote:
> Hello,
> I've got the same error at the same point as Scott Castaline reports at
> 25 Sep 2008: When I do ./configure --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix="" to
> configure psmisc, the process terminates with
> "configure: error: Cannot find tinfo, ncurses or termcap libraries".
> I have reinstalled ncurses round about three or more times but it does
> not solving the problem. Thereby I tried out to configure with or
> without different options, but at last I followed the book originally.
> Maybe a piece of interest: A similar problem occured before when
> installing readline: Compiling ("make")  ended up with two errors: one
> was reported as "ignored", the other was a syntax error regarding to
> libncurses.so or libncursesw.so so I recognize.
> I've tried to install anyway and there seemed to be no problem, readline
> installed without any error prompt. So I went on until building perl was
> unpossible to install, but I'm sorry, at this time I do not remember the
> error-messages accurately.
> I give up my first attempt and began a new up from chapter 5 (I backed
> up the first toolchain). Now I have builded readline without the
> SHLIB_LIBS=-lncurses option and in the following there were no problems
> to install perl (why ever). But now there is this annoying problem with
> config of psmisc.
> I'm really not an expert, but it seemed to me somewhat like a
> linker-problem (insofar I have understood the system - please correct me
> if I'm wrong).
> I would be really gratefull for every hint leading closer to any
> solution - I'm at a loss.
> If there is any need for more information please tell me - I will try to
> reproduce the occuring errors but because of my workaround I'm not able
> to copy and paste the prompting messages so it is a little bit extensive
> to post them.
> Thank you

Have you used the --enable-overwrite option when building ncurses?
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