Package Details: libtinfo 6-18

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Package Base: libtinfo
Description: symlink to ncurses for use in cuda and other packages
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Keywords: libtinfo libtinfo5
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: hav3lock
Maintainer: hav3lock
Last Packager: hav3lock
Votes: 227
Popularity: 9.253274
First Submitted: 2013-08-18 23:48
Last Updated: 2017-01-19 02:49

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AlmuHS commented on 2017-02-18 20:22

Hi all:

Would be possible add ncurses5-compat-libs package to recommends package list during the installation?


r3pek commented on 2017-01-19 01:11

you have a typo in the PKGBUILD: "$pkgdir"/usrlib/ <-- it's missing the forward slash (build fails)

hav3lock commented on 2017-01-19 00:58

@alan, libtinfo now offers a symlink to ncurses5-compat-libs as, however, this _only_ made available if ncurses5-compat-libs is already installed prior to updating/installing libtinfo.

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.

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