Ncurses Lib

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    Ncurses Lib

    Gcc is not recognising the ncurses.h file, how do I have to compile the program?

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    gcc knows no more than any other compiler about ncurses. You would have to install the ncurses (or similar) package to make gcc able to compile code that uses ncurses. What OS is this?

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    Is ncurses installed on your machine? Or did you just read about it online and say "Sweet Jesus! I am going to use that!" Then proceed to attempt compiling code off the site that mentioned NCurses?

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    That's why I'm asking what do I have to input when compiling, someone told me "gcc -lncurses foo.c -o foo" but it's not recognizing it neither..
    I'm on Ubuntu 8.04, I think the ncurses library is installed already

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    Damn, I confused the package for running aps with the dev one..
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    Something like this:
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    sudo apt-get install build-essentials
    sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
    (I got that by googling "Install ncurses ubuntu", and found this forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=296224).

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    You bet I can, lautarox. Is it posted on the other thread? If not, just PM it to me.

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