[GRASS5] Running beta-11.2 with libncurses.so.4

Markus Neteler neteler at geog.uni-hannover.de
Wed Feb 14 04:15:53 EST 2001

On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 11:32:06AM -0800, Rich Shepard wrote:
>   While the Red Hat package installed just fine (at least, it didn't
> complain), it won't run. It's looking for libncurses.so.5, and my system has
> libncurses.so.4 installed.
>   I'm told that this ncurses-5.2-5.i386.rpm problem is a Red Hat problem:
> they build the wrong library number with the latest package. Correcting this
> is apparently a very major PITA.
>   What I'd like to do is have access to the beta-11.2.src.rpm and rebuild it
> on my system. That should link the libncurses.so.4 library and allow the
> program to run.
Hi Rich,

to stay platform independent the sources are currently in tar.gz.
>   Will this work? I don't find a .src.rpm on the download page, only the
> standard grass5.0beta11.2_Linux_bin.tar.gz.
Just look here:
 -> Download Source Code for GRASS 5.0beta
   -> http://www.geog.uni-hannover.de/grass/grass5/source/

Did you look at Baylor?

>   I suppose that I can build from scratch, too. What I'm seeking is the most
> parsimonious (i.e, simplest, easiest, quickest) way to get a running copy of
> GRASS-5 on my system.

make install




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