[lfs-support] Problems with Psmisc

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 08:57:56 PDT 2016

Albert Pinto Gil wrote:
> Hi, I'm having some problems with the installation of psmisc package (in
> chapter 6.26). I have followed every single instruction in the book
> carefully and when I try to prepare the package for its compilation it says:
> checking whether ln -s works... yes
> checking for tgetent in -ltinfo... no
> checking for tgetent in -lncurses... no
> checking for tgetent in -ltermcap... no
> configure: error: Cannot find tinfo, ncurses or termcap libraries
> Because it says that the problem is with ncurses, I decided to reinstall
> it. The first time I build it, when I typed the command:
> mv -v /usr/lib/libncursesw.so.6* /lib
> The bash prompt say that the file doen't exist. However, when I type the
> next command, which is a symlink, the file appers in both folders.

Does libncursesw.so.6* exist in either /lib or /usr/lib?

   -- Bruce

> I do not know if that is related with psmisc, but I don't know what to do.
> Should I wait until textinfo (because it is another option) is installed
> and then come back at this package? What can I do to solve it?
> Thanks in advance

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