Package Details: libtinfo 6-16

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Package Base: libtinfo
Description: symlink to ncurses for use in cuda and other packages
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Licenses: MIT
Submitter: hav3lock
Maintainer: hav3lock
Last Packager: hav3lock
Votes: 220
Popularity: 7.768125
First Submitted: 2013-08-18 23:48
Last Updated: 2016-12-24 00:21

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alan commented on 2016-12-25 16:11

There no longer seems to be an AUR package for libtinfo-5, however the Arduino IDE needs this library to upload sketches. Could the symlink be re-included in this package instead?

hav3lock commented on 2016-12-24 00:22

@Kirgo, should be fixed now. Lemme know if you still can't install via AUR.

hav3lock commented on 2016-12-24 00:12

@Kirgo, thanks for pointing this out. Fixing it now.

Kirogo commented on 2016-12-15 15:19


I've been trying to install this packages, and I've found an error in the PKGBUILD. One line 13, when you query pacman for the ncurses version, we are returned the version and release number (in my case, 6.0+20161203), meaning the links are made against an unknown file, resulting in no effective link.
I've worked around this by hardcoding the version number in the PKGBUILD, but we would need a fix for this.

hav3lock commented on 2016-05-24 21:49

kk, thanks @WoefulDerelict

WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-05-23 19:41

I do hate to rock the boat; however, it appears that the link to has crept back in during the most recent release under the mistaken impression that the conflicting package was broken. ncurses5-compat-libs builds absolutely fine if users follow the documented process and import the PGP signature for the source archive.

hav3lock commented on 2016-04-19 22:22

@Everyone, I'm going to remove the .5 link from libtinfo, remove the conflict between this and libtinfo-5, so that they can be installed alongside each other.

Please notify me asap if this change has any negative repercussions.

jP_wanN commented on 2016-04-19 12:35

@hav3lock: I wanted the link removed to resolve the pointless conflict between libtinfo and libtinfo-5.

With the symlink in this package, you can't have a package that depends on libtinfo-5 (*) installed at the same time as one that depends on this package.

Just removing the 'conflicts' entry as is now the case doesn't help because pacman will still (rightfully) complain when you try to install one when the other is already installed, because /usr/lib/ already exists.

*: currently only purescript-bin, but I'd assume there are more packages that are actually linked against the older version but specify this package as dependency

yan12125 commented on 2016-04-19 04:49

A vote for @jP_wanN's suggestion. provides ABI version 5, while provides ABI version 6. Haven't looked into the difference in details, but I guess the latter is not a compatible replacement of the former.

hav3lock commented on 2016-04-19 01:20

@Everyone, I've added the .5 link back into the package, per the request of the general populace.

@jP_wanN, why did you want the .5 link removed anyway?

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