The asterisk packages available on Ubuntu are too black-boxy and I wanted to start from real scratch a’ la the O’Reilly Asterisk book (2nd Edition.)
So I download the source and then in the asterisk source tree I issue “configure” and it DIES after it says " can’t find termcap support". On a lark I try “configure --help” to see that maybe I can try “configure --without-termcap” but that fails in the very same way.
So let’s try to make Asterisk happy and give it termcap support. But there is NOTHING TO INSTALL to provide termcap support on Ubuntu - nothing from Ubuntu and nothing from GNU - because TERMCAP IS OBSOLETE.
So this appears to be a BUG and the directions in the 2nd edition of the Asterisk book will FAIL FOR EVERYONE NOT USING CentOS (apparently.)
The configure script SHOULD NOT REQUIRE something that CANNOT BE PROVIDED - obviously.
Since this is reproducible, it can be fixed and it should be fixed. IS THERE A FIX FOR THIS? Thanks in advance for an answer.