Trying to install the new Frob on Debian 6.0.3, I ran into the error of not having curl recognized. This seems odd to me as when I look inside Synaptic, I clearly see libcurl3 installed. =]
A search on the internet yeilded a very unhelpful result.
Any help on getting this working would be gratefully appreciated, if I may be so redundant.
Thanks in advance
Hot diggety damn! I was talking on the phone with a friend of mine while posting the above, and he laughed at me and informed me that libcurl is up to v4 now, so I likely was using an outdated lib. I looked through Synaptic, found libcurl4, installed the -dev package, and what do you know, install success. Sometimes you just have to not trust in package managers keeping you up to date I guess, lol.
Sorry for the board spamming, carry on.
I had the same problem attempting to compile Frobtads. I installed a dev version of the libcurl library and it worked fine … but it’s also complaining:
configure: *** A curses library is missing. The interpreter cannot be built.
Any idea which curses package it would be looking for? There’s a few of them. Using a *buntu 18.04 LTS.
Thank you so much for that. The configure process completes, but unfortunately, the make process aborted.
tads3/tct3stm.cpp: In static member function ‘static void CTPNVarIn::gen_iter_init(CTcPrsNode*, int, const char*)’:
tads3/tct3stm.cpp:318:24: error: ISO C++ forbids comparison between pointer and integer [-fpermissive]
if (create_iter != VM_INVALID_PROP)
Makefile:6599: recipe for target ‘tads3/tct3stm.o’ failed
make: *** [tads3/tct3stm.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory ‘/home/rms/Downloads/Linux Software/frobtads-1.2.3’
Makefile:3011: recipe for target ‘all’ failed
make: *** [all] Error 2
I went to github and got 1.2.4 release there, and that seemed to work fine. Leaving this here for future TADS explorers.
Now to make my TADS masterpiece
I am from the far-flung future. This information has helped enormously.
sudo apt install libcurl4-openssl-dev
sudo apt install libncurses5-dev
git clone https://github.com/realnc/frobtads.git
sudo make install