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* On 2010-11-10 Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <> wrote  :

> For Linux, the Makefile in 5.1 used
> 	-lreadline -lhistory -lncurses
> In 5.2 it is now
> 	-lreadline -lncurses
> but many current Linux (e.g. Ubuntu) do not need any additional library
> to use readline. This is the case with Mac OS X as well. Some Linux
> (e.g. CentOS 5.5) need -ltermcap and don't have -lncurses. (Perhaps it's
> just the one CentOS I have access to.)
> I've tried to find out what is the official way to use readline but failed:
> readline seems to work with either -lncurses or -ltermcap.

I'm just a debian-guy, so this might be nonsense for other flavours, but
is libreadline itself not linked to its appropriate dependencies, so
that -lreadline should be enough to bring in any other required
libraries automatically?