make menuconfig

 *** Unable to find the ncurses libraries or the
 *** required header files.
 *** 'make menuconfig' requires the ncurses libraries.
 *** 
 *** Install ncurses (ncurses-devel) and try again.

if you want to make changes to your kernel configuration under ubuntu 11.10 you have to install libncurses5-dev to be able to run make menuconfig.

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