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Domanique 08-22-2008 05:04 PM

Bug#496102: linux-source-2.6.25: make menuconfig incorrectly fails
Package: linux-source-2.6.25
Version: 2.6.25-7
Severity: normal

when running make menuconfig from /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.25 as a non-privileged user

the error returned is :

|make menuconfig
*** Unable to find the ncurses libraries or the
*** required header files.
*** 'make menuconfig' requires the ncurses libraries.
*** Install ncurses (ncurses-devel) and try again.
make[1]: *** [scripts/kconfig/dochecklxdialog] Error 1
make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2

However, running as root works fine, as expected.
I think perhaps make should tell me I need higher privileges?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages linux-source-2.6.25 depends on:
ii binutils 2.18.1~cvs20080103-7 The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii bzip2 1.0.5-1 high-quality block-sorting file co

Versions of packages linux-source-2.6.25 recommends:
ii gcc 4:4.3.1-2 The GNU C compiler
ii libc6-dev [libc-dev] 2.7-13 GNU C Library: Development Librari
ii make 3.81-5 The GNU version of the "make" util

Versions of packages linux-source-2.6.25 suggests:
ii kernel-package 11.001-0.1 A utility for building Linux kerne
ii libncurses5-dev [ncurses- 5.6+20080804-1 developer's libraries and docs for
pn libqt3-mt-dev <none> (no description available)

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