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

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.


The slang package contains the libslang libraries.