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> The make target for linux still needs to include ncurses in order to
> compile on certain Red Hat flavored distros, including Centos.
> linux:
>         $(MAKE) $(ALL) MYCFLAGS="-DLUA_USE_LINUX" MYLIBS="-Wl,-E -ldl
> -lreadline -lncurses"
> This is in the 5.1.4 Makefile, but someone either forgot why or
> thought that the RH bug this addresses might have been fixed by this time.

Indeed. We mostly have Ubuntu nowadays here and plain -lreadline works
fine for them and others, such as Mac OS X. Thanks for the report.

This has been discussed here before:

Now, should it be -lncurses or -ltermcap?