Basically as per question. I have the .tar.gz file but I can't seem to install it. I did the whole, './configure', 'make' and 'make install' but it didn't work.


You can install the packages by using the command in a terminal (Press Ctrl-Alt-T to bring it).

sudo apt-get install libreadline6 libreadline6-dev

The package libreadline is for running applications using readline command

and the package libreadline-dev is for compiling and building readline application.

Credit goes to this blog post

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libreadline6 don't work anymore.

The latest one is lib32readline7.

Or it's better to look at the available libraries along with a short description using following code:

apt-cache search readline

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sudo apt-get install lib32readline7 lib32readline-dev 

can be used.

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