Package Details: ncurses5-compat-libs 6.0+20161224-1

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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: Barthalion
Last Packager: Barthalion
Votes: 327
Popularity: 19.959606
First Submitted: 2015-09-18 21:03
Last Updated: 2016-12-26 22:55

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WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-05-23 19:35

Users should be aware this package has a PGP signature for the source which is separate from the Arch Linux keyring. It is necessary to import the associated key in order to verify that signature when building this package. There is a helpful article users can consult by one of Arch Linux's developer's concerning this located here:

There are instructions on importing keys from a keyserver and how to automate the retrieval process here:
This wiki article also contains helpful information describing the installation of GnuPG, its configuration and usage.

To import the necessary key execute the following:
gpg --recv-keys <KEYID - See 'validpgpkeys' variable in PKGBUILD>

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tixetsal commented on 2017-01-20 02:34 was not accessible to the world for a while (DNS queries would fail), but it is back up now!

Executing "gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB" before trying to build the package resolved the issue for me once became reachable on the internet again.

trisimix commented on 2017-01-12 04:27

yaourt --m-arg "--skippgpcheck" -S ncurses5-compat-libs

for SOME reason its not documented (I think the reasons are obvious)

taifunbrowser commented on 2016-12-19 17:28 is currently unpingable, so the required public key cannot be imported. This package is apparently a prerequesite for building chromium-dev.

jseb commented on 2016-10-21 13:48

> To import the necessary key execute the following:
> gpg --recv-keys <KEYID - See 'validpgpkeys' variable in PKGBUILD>

To be exact, you need to add the server too.
So, with the key inside the PKGBUILD, it will be:

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB

spc90 commented on 2016-10-10 00:02

Well, the --skipgpgcheck failed for me, so I found a solution for adding the PGP key manually in the German Manjaro forum: (The post is about a year old but it still worked for me)

You should copy the content of the key from (starting with the "-----BEGIN" part, of course) into a file and then run: gpg --import <filename>
(and check that it's there with gpg --list-keys)

After that you should be able to install the package as usual (e.g. from the package manager). I have successfuly tried it in Manjaro

sanduo commented on 2016-10-09 02:59

I tried sudo gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB
but it didn't work

result show:
gpg: key 702353E0F7E48EDB: "Thomas Dickey <>" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: unchanged: 1

daddyodevil commented on 2016-09-28 12:41

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB
Didn't work, was still giving verify package at makepkg. But this was working even yesterday, did it a few times for a MATLAB install in a few Manjaro machines. Don't know why it did't work in my Arch. Did it with makepkg --skippgpcheck.

Maybe this is new because of this

WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-08-23 15:28

It should not be necessary to specify --keyserver if you have properly configured GnuPG. Please see the wiki article and check ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf to see that everything is set up before attempting to use GnuPG and you will find it much less problematic. Your gpg.conf should contain at least one keyserver entry pointing to a keyserver you can reach reliably. If you find this process troublesome I strongly suggest adding auto-key-retrieve to the keyserver-options in your gpg.conf and saving yourself the headache in the future or using --skippgpcheck.

nolche commented on 2016-08-23 02:04

This worked for me too:
gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB

eduardolucioac commented on 2016-08-16 20:33

The PGP "C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB" no longer works (not accessible). See link for more details. The solution is to use "--skippgpcheck" on the command "yaourt --m-arg "--skippgpcheck" -Sb ncurses5-compat-libs" that bypasses the PGP verification.

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