configure: error: Termcap not found

  • Steve White

    Steve White - 2002-02-15

    I get this error while running ./configure

    I've checked that the termcap database exists, and have put the location on the PATH, but the problem persists. I'm running SuSE 7.3.

    Please point me in the right direction to fix this problem.

    Thanks & Best Regards,

    • John Bland

      John Bland - 2002-02-15

      This is a well known error with SuSE Linux. There's some information in the source tree that covers this (FAQ.compile).

      Essentially SuSE has put their termcap libraries in an odd place. Ensure you have termcap libraries installed (yast, a section, termcap package). This installs the termcap libraries. Now we need a simple little command to ensure programs can find them:

      ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

      This should hopefully clear up the termcap problems. Following the instructions at the end of the FAQ.compile file should help and if that fails there are rpms available for SuSE 7.3.

      Good luck!

      • John Bland

        John Bland - 2002-02-15

        ps You may well have to run ldconfig after making that symlink, just in case.


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