Ncurses not found - embedded linux
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Thu Mar 6 21:17:51 CET 2008
> Hello Everyone!
> I am hoping that someone out there can help me out with this
> problem. We are using a gumstix platform to develop an embedded
> system. All that really matters is that it is an ARM processor
> running an embedded linux, details to follow. Gumstix has its own
> kernel tree that we cross compile for the system. We do have python,
> and it has all of the modules that I need except for one. I need
> ncurses (module curses). I can't seem to figure out how to get it to
> work - and the only documentation I can find is for Windows (because
> windows doesn't have ncurses). We have enabled ncurses support in the
> kernel menu, and that has not helped. I can't seem to trace down
> where we would 'enable' ncurses support? All other modules seem to
> work that I've tried (termios, sys, os, etc.)
> Output from python:
> [root at gumstix ~]# python
> , Feb 20 2008, 11:07:36)
> [GCC 4.1.1] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> import curses
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> File "/usr/lib/python2.4/curses/__init__.py", line 15, in ?
> from _curses import *
> ImportError: No module named _curses
> [root at gumstix ~]# uname -a
> Linux gumstix 2.6.21gum #1 Tue Mar 4 15:31:07 EST 2008 armv5tel
> [root at gumstix lib]# ls /usr/lib/*curses*
> /usr/lib/libcurses.a@ /usr/lib/libncurses.a /usr/lib/
> [root at gumstix lib-dynload]# ls _*
> _bisect.so* _codecs_tw.so* _random.so*
> _codecs_cn.so* _csv.so* _socket.so*
> _codecs_hk.so* _heapq.so* _testcapi.so*
> _codecs_iso2022.so* _hotshot.so* _weakref.so*
> _codecs_jp.so* _locale.so*
> _codecs_kr.so* _multibytecodec.so*
> I hope this is trivial, and I apologize ahead of time if so. Would
> this perhaps be a compilation issue? Something we have to turn on in
> the python compile?
Usually, you need not only the libraries but also the headers at
compilation time. Most probably these were missing.
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