cvs commit: LFS/BOOK/chapter06 ncurses-inst.xml

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue May 13 09:50:19 PDT 2003

On May 13, 2003 05:31 am, Zack Winkles wrote:
> >   -ln -s libncurses.a /usr/lib/libcurses.a
> >   -ln -s /usr/lib/</userinput></screen></para>
> >   +ln -sf /usr/lib/</userinput></screen></para>
> You sure. My tests show that it is.

I was pretty sure I tested it twice. Let's go for a third time just to be 

First remove all *curses* libraries:

root:/usr/src# rm /usr/lib/*curses*
root:/usr/src# rm /lib/*curses*

Apply patches, configure with all options, make and make install.

root:/usr/src/ncurses-5.3# file /usr/lib/libcurses.a
/usr/lib/libcurses.a: symbolic link to `libncurses.a'

root:/usr/src/ncurses-5.3# file /usr/lib/libncurses.a
/usr/lib/libncurses.a: current ar archive

The libcurses.a symlink is installed and points to the right file 
(libncurses.a) in the right directory (/usr/lib).

If I did something wrong I'm overlooking it...

Gerard Beekmans

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