Please update the build instructions on the website


On the website, it says that these prerequisites are needed:

“sudo apt-get install build-essential subversion swig python-dev libedit-dev”

However, on my Ubuntu 13.10, running the above and building will cause build error, the reasons for this are:

  • Missing ncurses.h header (strangely, CMake did not complain about it)
  • Once we pass the ncurses problem (by installing ncurses development package) we get some undefined python symbols. The reason: python-dev will actually install the python 3 development package, while the missing symbols belonged to python2.7

The correct line that worked for me was (Ubuntu 13.10/64):

sudo apt-get install build-essential subversion swig python2.7-dev libedit-dev libncurses5-dev

and optionally: ninja-build (according to your mailing list, its the fastest way to build lldb)


I updated the build instructions for Ubuntu based on your feedback:

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