[nos-bbs] A shared library question

Bob Tenty bobtenty at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 16:49:25 EST 2009

George [Skip] VerDuin wrote:
> Good afternoon...
> As part of packaging JNOS2.0f on a Debian Etch platform, I received a 
> message:
>           "...shared libraries...  "libtinfo.so.5" is missing -- no such 
> file."
> Also, "find" confirms that libtinfo is missing from the system.
> On Fedora platform where it was compiled, "ncurses-libs-5.6..." supplies 
> the module.
> Admittedly, this note is abbreviated, but I can't find libtinfo in the 
> Debian repository.
> I've now installed every ncurses library available.
> Actually, 16 out of 21 libraries -- just not the 64bit & perl specials.
> On Debian platform what library am I missing?
> Is this another gcc revision level detail?
> How do I make sense out of this packaging difference?
> Skip
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It seems to be removed but  Ubuntu 8.10 (what is a debian clone)
still has it in package libncurses5
The lib has to do with terminal info but no doubt provided by another 
library in

I should recompile

That is the risk mostly with dynamically linked compiles

73. Bob VE3TOK

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