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Re: Cannot open termcap database

From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: Re: Cannot open termcap database
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 20:41:22 +0100

On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 3:11 PM, A Soare <address@hidden> wrote:
> I tried to compile emacs for console, and I got the error
> Cannot open termcap database
> I solved the problem by installing ncurses-dev.
> One can introduce a check in ./configure.ac for the existence of terminfo data
> base when compiling for console and giving a suggestive error message?

I get bitten by this each time I compile and install Emacs on a new
Ubuntu GNU/Linux machine. Each time I have to surf around to
understand what to do about it. If it is possible for "us" to fix it
it would be nice.


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