I'd like to build Emacs 24.4 from source on a system where I don't have admin rights. When I run ./configure, I get the error:
"The required function \'tputs' was not found in any library.
The following libraries were tried (in order):
libtinfo, libncurses, libterminfo, libtermcap, libcurses
Please try installing whichever of these libraries is most appropriate
for your system, together with its header files.
For example, a libncurses-dev(el) or similar package."
I naively downloaded ncurses6.0 and built it, and then just pasted the headers, sources and .a files into the emacs24.4 directory. This didn't work. (I tried pasting those files into all of the subdirectories of emacs24.4, too.)
Any idea how, or if, I can do this? As you can tell, I'm not particularly experienced with building things on Linux.
Edit: I just double checked, and I found that ncurses is in fact installed on my system. Is there a way I can get the build script to recognize it, given the location of the ncurses install?