Package Details: ncurses5-compat-libs 6.4-2

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Package Base: ncurses5-compat-libs
Description: System V Release 4.0 curses emulation library, ABI 5
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Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: libtinfo5
Provides: libtinfo5
Submitter: Barthalion
Maintainer: JstKddng
Last Packager: JstKddng
Votes: 585
Popularity: 1.90
First Submitted: 2015-09-18 21:03 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-04-23 16:29 (UTC)

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Barthalion commented on 2018-01-02 11:53 (UTC)

For the lazy, you can also install ncurses5-compat-libs package from my personal repository.

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WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-05-23 19:35 (UTC) (edited on 2018-08-18 20:22 (UTC) by WoefulDerelict)

This PKGBUILD verifies the authenticity of the source via PGP signatures which are not part of the Arch Linux keyring. In order to complete the process it is necessary to import the key(s) from the ‘validpgpkeys’ array into the user’s keyring before calling makepkg. There is a helpful article explaining this process by one of Arch Linux's developers located here:

Instructions on importing keys from a keyserver and how to automate the retrieval process can be found in the Arch Linux wiki here: This article also contains helpful information describing the installation of GnuPG, its configuration and usage.

Execute the following to import keys using gpg:

gpg --recv-keys <KEYID - See 'validpgpkeys' array in PKGBUILD>

The PGP signature check can be skipped by passing --skippgpcheck to makepkg.

Consult the makepkg manual page for a full list of options. []

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bdjnk commented on 2024-01-01 16:32 (UTC)

b186fd9ae86a, which adopts yan12125 PKGBUILD, broke adom (

Vincentimetr commented on 2023-11-28 03:06 (UTC) (edited on 2023-11-28 03:07 (UTC) by Vincentimetr)

Running on Steam deck, I have this when attempting a makepkg -si

checking if this is really Intel C compiler... no
checking if this is really Clang C compiler... no
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking $CFLAGS variable... broken
configure: WARNING: your environment uses the CFLAGS variable to hold CPPFLAGS options
checking $CC variable... ok
checking how to run the C preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

JstKddng commented on 2023-10-06 05:55 (UTC)

All files except the .a libs are already provided by arch's ncurses package. You are free to not delete the static libraries if you need them.

Atom194 commented on 2023-10-05 13:22 (UTC) (edited on 2023-10-05 13:22 (UTC) by Atom194)

Why are these files removed?

rm -rf "$pkgdir/usr/include/" "$pkgdir/usr/lib/pkgconfig" "$pkgdir"/usr/lib/.so "$pkgdir"/usr/lib/.a

They are useful for static linking.

JstKddng commented on 2023-04-23 16:29 (UTC)

sorry guys, forgot to enable notifications for this package. Just updated the package.

malacology commented on 2023-04-09 15:20 (UTC)

I can confirm that yan12125's PKGBUILD works well.

yan12125 commented on 2023-04-09 11:44 (UTC)

Regarding the issue discussed in, could you consider building from sources instead of symlinking it to Upstream says:

You cannot simply make a symbolic link to equate with

Here is modified PKGBUILD:


rosenberg commented on 2023-04-07 17:13 (UTC)

When running stata (the CLI interface, not xstata which is the GUI), if you get this error:

stata: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Install this package to fix it

amdlike commented on 2023-03-16 16:30 (UTC)

Please update package

bkb commented on 2023-02-27 14:19 (UTC)

Create ncurses5-compat-libs-bin