Application build fails with linker error "cannot find -lncurses"

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  • Compiling application fails at linking stage with cannot find -lncurses error.

    /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.4.7/../../../ when searching for -lncurses
    /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/ when searching for -lncurses
    /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses
    collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
    make[1]: *** [product_timestamp] Error 1


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • gcc
  • ncurses

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