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Re: Tools can't find ncurses

I had the same problem with ncurses, and in the config.log file found out that the ncurses.h was not being found.

I manually changed the configure script line
#include <ncurses.h>     to --->  #include <ncurses/ncurses.h>

and configure got past that.

The next and what I expect to be the last configure error is now related to the Gnu Scientific Library (GSL)

configure can't find   gsl-config   and indeed there is not any.
and there is no gls-dev  package on the cygwin site.

Is this an oversite?   Or is there a gsl-dev  development package and a gsl-cofig program in a pklace I can't find on the cygwin package repository?


Thomas Wolff <> wrote:

> Am 17.09.2013 01:24, schrieb Warren Young:
> > On 9/14/2013 15:48, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> >> Am 14.09.2013 17:15, schrieb
> >>> checking for working ncurses... no
> >>> configure: error: Cannot find a curses library.  Perhaps you failed to
> >>> install an ncurses development package?
> >
> > You may be able to dig more details out of config.log.  It'll be
> > thousands of lines long, and the error is rarely right at the end.
> > So, look for something like "-lncurses" or "curses.h".  The helpful
> > bits in that file will be nearby.  (And not necessarily *after* the
> > matching line!)
> >
> > You're looking for the test program source emitted by the configure
> > script and the errors your compiler gave when trying to compile it.
> >
> >> The files you quoted are the runtime libraries.
> >
> > Yes, but OP said:
> >
> >>> and cygcheck displays:
> >>>      x86/libncurses-devel/libncurses-devel-5.7-18
> >
> > So, since the development package does seem to be installed, what
> > does "cygcheck -c libncurses-devel" say?
> Oh, I overlooked that one, as it starts with "lib" - I don't
> understand that output format of cygcheck, actually.
> Another issue comes to my mind: cygwin (like some Linux distributions)
> does not provide ncurses.h in /usr/include anymore but hides it in
> /usr/include/ncurses and /usr/include/ncursesw. This may likely be the
> problem; traditional packages don't find it there.
> --
> Thomas
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