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how to link to ncurses library in the make file

asked 2013-07-25 11:00:18 -0600

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I would like to link to an external library of C++ ncurses. How I can do this in the make file of ROS? I use Electric.

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answered 2013-07-25 17:36:46 -0600

Hi there

If you want to use ncurses++ (in electric) you should add the following to your CMakeList.txt:

find_package( PkgConfig REQUIRED )
pkg_check_modules ( ncurses++ REQUIRED ncurses++ )

add_executable ( my_exec path_to_my_exec/my_exec.cpp )
target_link_libraries ( my_exec ${ncurses++_LIBRARIES} )

And then modify the manifest.xml of your package to let know ROS that you are using an external library:

<rosdep name="ncurses++"/>

I hope this helps

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