Package Details: ncurses5-compat-libs 6.0+20170527-1

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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: 375
Popularity: 12.391885
First Submitted: 2015-09-18 21:03
Last Updated: 2017-05-29 16:49

Pinned Comments

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 developer's 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>

Latest Comments

Musikolo commented on 2017-06-20 00:51

@peverous, I'm not completely sure whether this will help you out, but I've got the feeling that you aren't using ABS to build your package. If you don't know what this is or you are unsure, I suggest you to check the documentation available at

Once you have ABS set up in your PC, get in your local, uncompress it and issue the following:
makepkg -rsi PKGBUILD

The above command should compile, create and install ncurses5-compat-lib package.

I hope it helps!

peverous commented on 2017-06-19 08:39

I followed the steps provided on pinned comments to install lib32-ncurses (AUR). But error "/usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/bin/glnxa64/MATLAB: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" still exists. I used "locate" and returns to me "/usr/lib32/"
Am i doing something wrong?
I new on Arch world!

chris.r commented on 2017-05-13 21:04

I've had this issue intermittently on manjaro. Executing: gpg --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB fixed this for me. (In response to an error with Matlab R2015a)

Purgator commented on 2017-05-11 13:04

I'm using pacaur and got an error :

==> Validating source files with md5sums...
ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz ... FAILED
ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz.asc ... Skipped
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!

Then I go to the clone folder and run updpkgsum :

[purgator@legendance ncurses5-compat-libs]$ updpkgsums
==> Retrieving sources...
-> Found ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz
-> Found ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz.asc

Then i try to makepkg but i got a key error :
[purgator@legendance ncurses5-compat-libs]$ makepkg
==> Making package: ncurses5-compat-libs 6.0+20161224-1 (Thu May 11 15:00:23 CEST 2017)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
-> Found ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz
-> Found ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz.asc
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz ... Passed
ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz.asc ... Skipped
==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz ... FAILED
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!

I don't know what to do while I already imported the key :

[purgator@legendance ~]$ gpg --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB
gpg: key 702353E0F7E48EDB: "Thomas Dickey <>" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: unchanged: 1

EDIT : Doing all by hand worked fine (in a clean directory).

zancarius commented on 2017-05-06 22:03

If you're here because you think there's a problem with the key required by this package or you can't otherwise --recv-keys (which happened to me), here are a couple of suggestions.

First, read this section on GnuPG:

Second, if restarting dirmngr doesn't work for you, there may be a problem with your local install, configuration, or a bug in dirmngr. Read this post on the forums for a solution (and kill dirmngr again):

dirmngr wasn't hitting DNS for any keyserver I used, so if you have a similar problem, this may fix it for you.

jcelerier commented on 2017-04-28 12:50

Getting a configure error:

checking for dlsym... yes
checking whether able to link to dl*() functions... configure: error: Cannot link test program for libdl
==> ERREUR : Une erreur s’est produite dans build().

However when doing configure "by hand" it is able to complete. I have no specific flags in my makepkg.conf.

daltonfury42 commented on 2017-03-19 12:43

ERROR: Failure while downloading

Barthalion commented on 2017-02-18 12:36

Stop reading silly forum and take a look at the only pinned comment. Is reading something that is actually relevant really that hard?

Looserof7 commented on 2017-02-18 10:20

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys F7E48EDB

Execute this command if pgp key verification fails, I got this from Manjaro Forum

Looserof7 commented on 2017-02-18 10:16

Can you please fix this.

Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz ... FAILED (unknown public key 702353E0F7E48EDB)
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build ncurses5-compat-libs

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