[Mono-dev] Compile monodevelop-debugger from SVN on Debian

Alexander M. Batishchev abatishchev at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 10:30:07 EDT 2008

I'm windows developer and new for Linux, that's why I cannot resolve next
problem. Help me a bit, please.

Debian's repository contains only Monodevelop 1.0. I want to try Monodevelop
2.0 and going to compile it from the source.

$ svn co svn://anonsvn.mono-project.com/source/trunk/monodevelop
$ cd monodevelop
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr
Checking for package 'mono-debugger'.. ERROR: Package named 'mono-debugger'
>= 0.80 not found.

Ok, I understand. Need to download, compile and install monodevelop-debugger

$ svn co svn://anonsvn.mono-project.com/source/trunk/debugger
$ cd debugger
$ ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
configure: error: Cannot find termcap library

Debian's FAQ said:
Debian uses the terminfo database and the ncurses library of terminal
interface routes, rather than the termcap database and the termcap library.
Users who are compiling programs that require some knowledge of the terminal
interface should replace references to libtermcap with references to

To support binaries that have already been linked with the termcap library,
and for which you do not have the source, Debian provides a package called
termcap-compat. This provides both libtermcap.so.2 and /etc/termcap. Install
this package if the program fails to run with the error message "can't load
library 'libtermcap.so.2'", or complains about a missing /etc/termcap file.

I have installed libtermcap-compat and its dependencies manually, but
autogen script has the same error: Cannot find termcap library

What I have to do?

Best regards,
Alexander M. Batishchev

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