Python 2.2a2 on Mandrake

Paul Johnston paul.johnston4 at
Tue Aug 28 23:17:15 CEST 2001

Romuald Texier wrote:

> Paul Johnston wrote:
>> I can never get configure to  pass the "readline"-check. The configure
>> log points to termcap.
>> configure:6918: checking for rl_completion_matches in -lreadline
>> configure:6937: gcc -o conftest -g -O2   conftest.c -lreadline -ltermcap
>> -lpthread -ldl  -lutil 1>&5
>> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ltermcap
>> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
>> I've installed the latest termcap.rpm for Mandrake but no joy.  There is
>> no termcap library I can find.
>> What is the secret?
> The library belongs to the libtermcap RPM package. To compile you may also
> need the libtermcap-devel RPM too.
> Sincerely,
It didn't hit me 'til later to do a search for . All was 
right once installed.  Thanks Romuald for your help.  The devel version of 
this library wasn't needed - go figure. 

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