make menuconfig problem

Daniel Fraga (
Sun, 24 May 1998 22:41:12 -0300 (EST)

When I try "make menuconfig" with the last 2.1.103 I get:

There seems to be a problem with the lxdialog companion utility which is
built prior to running Menuconfig. Usually this is an indicator that you
have upgraded/downgraded your ncurses libraries and did not remove the
old ncurses header file(s) in /usr/include or /usr/include/ncurses.

It is VERY important that you have only one set of ncurses header files
and that those files are properly version matched to the ncurses libraries
installed on your machine.

You may also need to rebuild lxdialog. This can be done by moving to
the /usr/src/linux/scripts/lxdialog directory and issuing the
"make clean all" command.

If you have verified that your ncurses install is correct, you may email
the maintainer <> or post a message to
<> for additional assistance.

But I removed completely ncurses adn reinstalled it again and it
didn't work :(

So I tried "make config" and it was fine. With "make xconfig" it was
working. But after I updated to oss/free 3.8s9 i tgives:

bash-2.01# make xconfig
rm -f include/asm
( cd include ; ln -sf asm-i386 asm)
make -C scripts
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux/scripts'
cat >> ./ < ../arch/i386/ >>
unknown command=$MAKE -C drivers/sound config || exit
1(drivers/sound/ 11)
echo "set defaults \"arch/i386/defconfig\"" >>
cat >>
chmod 755
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux/scripts'
wish -f scripts/
can't read "SBC_BASE": no such variable
while executing
(file "scripts/" line 4335)
make: *** [xconfig] Error 1

Fortunately with "make menuconfig" in the xterm it will work!

Thank you!

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