[GRASSLIST:5166] Re: libncurses

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Thu Dec 5 21:00:14 EST 2002

Stephanie Granger wrote:

> I am using grass on my pc with no problems, but I am having trouble 
> getting grass 5.0.0 running on my Unix system (sparc-sun-solaris2.8)
> and need help/hints.
> I downloaded the tar file, unzipped it, configured, built and
> installed grass-5.0.0 without error. When I try to run it using
> the command grass5 or grass5 -tcltk I get the following error message:
> ld.so.1: set_data: fatal: libncurses.so.5: open failed: No such file or 
> directory
> I do have libncurses.so.5 and included the path for the includes
> and the libs when I configured the system. I'm not sure what I'm
> missing. I would appreciate any help that the list can offer. Also,
> the error logs showed no errors in the build or install.
> Oh, I do not have root access and installed the software in my own area
> rather than /usr/local/grass5.

Is libncurses.so.5 in one of the system's standard library directories
(e.g. /lib or /usr/lib?) If not, you will need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH
to include the directory which contains the library.

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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