[GRASS-user] Unable to locate Curses Includes

Margherita Di Leo diregola at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 07:46:22 PDT 2012

Dear Rebecca,

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Rebecca Bennett <rabennett at ymail.com>wrote:

> Dear Grass Users,
> Trying to compile 6.4.3 from source on Ubuntu 12.04 in order to get at the
> add-ons which are not working in my prepackaged install.

Which add-on is not working?

> Following these instructions (
> http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/Compile_and_Install_Ubuntu) I check out the
> release_20121024_grass_6_4_3RC1 get as far as
> ./configure \
> but get the following error:
> checking for long long int... yes
> checking for W11... no
> checking for X... no
> checking whether to use Curses... yes
> checking for curses.h... no
> configure: error: *** Unable to locate curses includes.
> Any suggestions / ideas welcome!
I think you miss libncurses5-dev.
In general, when you get an error like this, you can do the search yourself
here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/
You have to search "contents of packages" and specify your

Hope this helps,


Margherita DI LEO
Postdoctoral Researcher
European Commission - DG JRC
Forest Resources and Climate
I-21020 Ispra (VA) - Italy - TP 261

Tel. +39 0332 78 3600
margherita.di-leo at jrc.ec.europa.eu
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