[fpc-pascal]need help with the ide

A.J. Venter ajventer at direqlearn.org
Thu Jun 12 08:17:49 CEST 2003

This problem usually occurs when there is no library by that exact name.

It usually means a newer version is installed on your system. To fix
that do (as root):
ln -s  /usr/lib/libncurses.so.5 /usr/lib/libncurses.so.4

That way you create a symlink from the newer (version 5) ncurses to the
older version 4. In effect telling programs that want to use version 4,
to use version 5 instead.

Marco et all. Shouldn´t we perhaps considder recompiling the IDE for
version 5 ? Version 4 is pretty ancient. I am not aware of compatibility
issues, but then, I don´t use the IDE, I code in vim.

On Wed, 2003-06-11 at 18:25, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> >   i'm using red hat linux 8. i downloaded the rpm file and then 
> > downloaded the
> > ide seperately. after i installed the compiler and it worked fine. but got
> > some problem with the ide. when i typed fp the computer gives out the 
> > messege
> > "fp : error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.4: cannot open 
> > shared
> > object file: No such file or directory. "
> > why am i getting this messege. and how can i resolve it.
> > please mind that i'm new to linux.
> >      thanks
> The Unix library "ncurses.so.4". Use your distributions package tools (rpm
> for redhat I believe) to add package ncurses. If there are multiple versions, add
> version 4.
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