# How to Resolve Readline Issues

If you are building mothur from source and want to use the readline features you will need to install the readline libraries. For Linux, users here’s a short tutorial:

The biggest problem people have is libreadline-dev is not available. Depending on your version the readline version may have a different name, so use yum search to find it:

yum search readline


To compile properly mothur needs the devel files.

yum install readline-devel.x86_64


## Install Ncurses

Depending on your version the ncurses version may have a different name, so use yum search to find it:

yum search ncurses


To compile properly mothur needs the devel files.

yum install ncurses-devel.x86_64
yum install ncurses-static.x86_64