Package Details: ncurses5-compat-libs 6.2-1

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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 (invidian)
Last Packager: invidian
Votes: 546
Popularity: 3.38
First Submitted: 2015-09-18 21:03
Last Updated: 2020-04-21 11:54

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Pinned Comments

Barthalion commented on 2018-01-02 11:53

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

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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psseelman commented on 2021-07-09 19:58

igo95862 commented on 2021-06-22 04:05

Ubuntu keyserver worked for me: gpg --keyserver --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB

+1 this also worked for me

igo95862 commented on 2021-06-22 10:05

Ubuntu keyserver worked for me: gpg --keyserver --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB

invidian commented on 2021-06-18 12:19

@malacology I think we can continue discussing this in

malacology commented on 2021-06-18 03:25

Error report

./tnt: /usr/lib/ version `NCURSES_5.7.20081102' not found (required by ./tnt)
./tnt: /usr/lib/ version `NCURSES_5.0.19991023' not found (required by ./tnt)

tnt is available at

naumovitch commented on 2021-01-10 12:35

for compiling we need add key pgp: gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB

ImperatorStorm commented on 2020-12-18 17:31


$ gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB


  gpg: keyserver receive failed: Server indicated a failure

same error is thrown when running makepkg or attempting to install via yay

3rly commented on 2020-09-28 13:41

@invidian you are most correct Sir, I should have stated the security implications of this approach. I will pull the comment off. Thank you for the guidance.

invidian commented on 2020-09-28 07:23

@3rly please see pinned comment from @WoefulDerelict. What you are suggesting is to disable the authenticity check of the built sources, which is a bad security practice and it shouldn't be copied without understanding it's implications (again explained and mentioned in @WoefulDerelict comment.)

Retro_Gamer commented on 2020-07-26 02:56

There is no such server: "Server ="

jakuro commented on 2020-07-16 14:01

Any idea that in chroot this build is failing for me on?

configure: error: getopt is required for building programs ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting...