RE: FedoraCore 8
- pansz wrote:
>Thanks for the info! This page was helpful too:
>> 1) Build of sources might not work since the installation
>> might not have some "developer" packages needed for the
>> build process. One would think that an installation of
>> Fedora would have "everything" whereas an installation of
>> "RedHat" might miss some developer packages but I found a
>> Fedora 8 install that did not have things needed to build
> This is true for all mainstream Linux distributions: you may
> need 50G disk spaces to install all developer packages or some
> 100G to install "everything".
> Believe me, you won't want to install everything and you don't
> even want to download everything.
>> 4) On Fedora, one can use the "yum" command; for example, on
>> Fedora 8, "yum install vim-enhanced" will install vim 7.1
>> with patches 1-242. Note that the rpm listed in the link
>> at (2), viz., vim-enhanced-7.1.135-1.fc8.i386.rpm, has only
>> 135 patches but yum was able to install vim-enhanced with
>> 242 patches; no idea where yum found this! (The latest
>> version of vim that yum finds on Fedora 5 is 7.0.042.)
> You'll have a hard time if you don't know how to use the
> "package manager". Because most mainstream Linux distributions
> are much bigger than a DVD and they won't install everything by
> The installation media gives you a basic system, the package
> manager helps you find what you want in the remaining 100G.
To recap the error message from make on Fedora 8:
checking whether stack_t has an ss_base field... no
checking --with-tlib argument... empty: automatic terminal library selection
checking for tgetent in -lncurses... no
checking for tgetent in -ltermlib... no
checking for tgetent in -ltermcap... no
checking for tgetent in -lcurses... no
no terminal library found
checking for tgetent()... configure: error: NOT FOUND!
You need to install a terminal library; for example ncurses.
Or specify the name of the library with --with-tlib.
make: *** [config] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/h/sgovinda/tmp/vim72/src'
make: *** [first] Error 2
yum provides 'ncurses'
showed that ncurses-5.6-12.20070812.fc8.i386 was installed.
yum info "*ncurses*dev*"
Issuing "yum install ncurses-devel" resulted in a successful make.
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