Introduction to Slang

The slang package contains the slang library, which provides facilities such as display/screen management, keyboard input, and keymaps.

Package Information

Installation of Slang

Install slang by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Now, as the unprivileged user:

make elf

And finally, as the root user:

make install-elf &&
chmod 755 /usr/lib/

Command Explanations

make elf and make install-elf: These commands create and install the dynamic shared library version of slang.

Configuring Slang

Configuration Information

As with most libraries, there is no configuration to do, save that the library directory i.e., /opt/lib or /usr/local/lib should appear in /etc/ so that ldd can find the shared libraries. After checking that this is the case, /sbin/ldconfig should be run while logged in as root.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libslang.[so,a]
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/slang

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600