Ubuntu: How do I install ncurses header files?


I was trying to configure the kernel and I got the following error. Can somebody please tell me what I should do?

root@nitr-desktop:/usr/src/linux# make menuconfig   *** Unable to find the ncurses libraries or the   *** required header files.   *** 'make menuconfig' requires the ncurses libraries.   ***    *** Install ncurses (ncurses-devel) and try again.   ***   make[1]: *** [scripts/kconfig/dochecklxdialog] Error 1  make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2  


Open up your terminal and install libncurses-dev by using this command:

sudo apt-get install libncurses-dev  


Above problem solved now. all I did was:

sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install ncurses-dev  


Tested on Ubuntu 17.04

You should install libncurses5-dev and libncursesw5-dev:

apt install libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev  

References: https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-install-ncurses-library-headers-on-debian-ubuntu-centos-fedora/

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