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Re: undefined symbol: _nc_tparm_err

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: undefined symbol: _nc_tparm_err
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 16:41:08 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 30 Oct 2003, Martin J. Evans wrote:

> Been using ncurses 5.3 for some time without problem until today when I
> needed to use tic.
> root:~# tic
> tic: error while loading shared libraries: tic: undefined symbol:
> _nc_tparm_err
> root:~#
> Built ncurses 5.3 from scratch and same problem.
> I am running Linux 2.4.22 and glibc 2.2.4.
> root:/work/ncurses-5.3# ldd /usr/bin/tic
>         libncurses.so.5 => /lib/libncurses.so.5 (0x4001e000)
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40060000)
>         /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)

While some packagers put libncurses.so in /lib, the install-rules for the
ncurses source wouldn't do that.  Perhaps a package overwrote the symbolic
links in /usr/lib and pointed them to the older library in /lib.

Thomas E. Dickey

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