Ubuntu - configure error: No curses/termcap library found

chris (2008-10-03 22:10:31)
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I always run into this at the configure stage when compiling mysql on a fresh Ubuntu installation. I guess I should just use the binary release instead, but I feel better knowing that all my server software is compiled on the same hardware that it's going to run on..

Anyway, for ubuntu and debian users, this error is easily fixed simply by installing the ncurses developer libraries using the following command:

apt-get install libncurses5-dev