Package Details: libtinfo 6-14

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/libtinfo.git (read-only)
Package Base: libtinfo
Description: symlink to ncurses for use in cuda and other packages
Upstream URL: http://www.gnu.org/software/ncurses/
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: hav3lock
Maintainer: hav3lock
Last Packager: hav3lock
Votes: 204
Popularity: 6.610730
First Submitted: 2013-08-18 23:48
Last Updated: 2016-05-24 22:29

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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 libtinfo.so.5 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/libtinfo.so.5 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. libtinfo.so.5 provides ABI version 5, while libtinfo.so.6 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?

nyyu commented on 2016-04-18 17:30

yes, can you keep .5 link, was fine before the update.

jP_wanN commented on 2016-04-18 14:42

mydonistiny: Install libtinfo-5 then. Or if what you're trying to build is an AUR package, ask the maintainer to fix the libtinfo dependency.

mydongistiny commented on 2016-04-18 06:44

If you could, could you keep the .5 link in there? When building android now I get an error with clang saying I'm missing that file. If not I'll just keep a local version. Thanks either way.

jP_wanN commented on 2016-04-17 00:53

Could you fix this properly by not providing the old libtinfo.so.5 either and removing the conflict with libtinfo-5? I'm pretty sure it won't work as a symlink to the new version anyway.

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