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I get the following error when compiling speech_tools.

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcurses
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [ch_lab] Error 1
make: *** [main] Error 2

It can't find -lcurses

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Please leave a comment if my answer is not correct (can not test your problem here so it is partly a guess ;) ) – Rinzwind Jan 4 '13 at 6:44
@Rinzwind Yes ,it worked – Dave Jan 4 '13 at 17:36
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This probably means you need to install lncurses (package:

So ...

sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
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If cross-compiling 32-bit on a 64-bit system, use lib32ncurses5-dev – chronospoon Apr 29 '15 at 20:57

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