how to tell if curses is installed?

Gregory Nowak greg at
Wed Apr 19 23:59:08 EDT 2017


aptitude show libncurses5-dev

should do it.


On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 08:50:28PM -0700, Tom Fowle wrote:
> Trying to configure asomewhat old satelite tracking program 
> "Predict2.2...
> the ./configure script claims it can't find either gcc or curses.h
> gcc is obviously present and accounted for, but I'm not sure how to tell if
> the curses library is installed.
> presume it is a part of debian wheezy's normal install?
> but general searches don't reveal a way of finding out, curses isn't, I
> guess, a "package"
> Thanks
> tom Fowle
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