Package Details: ncurses5-compat-libs 6.1-1

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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: 490
Popularity: 10.210924
First Submitted: 2015-09-18 21:03
Last Updated: 2018-02-24 18:38

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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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jolugaju commented on 2018-11-12 20:54

First I've tried what you told me about the gpg command. Both options. I keep getting: "gpg: keyserver receive failed: Permission denied"

Then I tried changing the pacman.conf file. It worked fine. I could install ncurses5-compat-libs. BUT ... then I installed VMWare and it worked too. And now I get a boot message about kernel error. Everything seems to work but I don't like that message. I didn't get that message after installing ncurses5-compat-libs, only after installing VMWare. I don't think I'll be able to ignore that message.

Thank you very much, Musikolo.

Musikolo commented on 2018-11-12 05:59

@jolugaju, both of your questions require become root user (administrator).

Regarding your first question, you need to add those two lines at the end of the file /etc/pacman.conf. Note that you need to do it as root user: - Option 1: Issue sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf and enter your password. - Option 2: Issue: su - and enter root password. Then run nano /etc/pacman.conf to edit the file.

In keeping with your second question, you also need to do it as root user: - Option 1: sudo gpg --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB. This requires you enter your password. - Option 2: su - and enter root password. Then, issue gpg --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB command.

I hope it helps!

jolugaju commented on 2018-11-11 22:14

Hi! I'm a newbie. I always get the same: "gpg: keyserver receive failed: Permission denied".

I've tried in a terminal with my user and after sudo su

I've tried gpg --recv-keys 0x702353E0F7E48EDB

And I've also tried gpg --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB

I need this package in order to install MVWare Player Workstation 15

Any help?

Thanks in advance!

jolugaju commented on 2018-11-05 23:20

Hi! I'm a newbie. What do I have to do with those 2 lines? I have no idea. Thanks in advance!

Danieldakataca commented on 2018-11-02 04:12


$ git clone cd ncurses5-compat-libs && gpg --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB && makepkg -sic && cd .. && sudo rm -r ncurses5-compat-libs

alecov commented on 2018-10-25 22:00

Please add --with-versioned-syms to the configuration flags in the build script. This eliminates a warning from the dynamic loader when running binaries linked against ncurses built with versioned symbols.

WoefulDerelict commented on 2018-08-20 18:42

Deivorous: There are a number of variables that can prevent you from contacting the default keyserver. The default port for HKP/HKPS is sometimes blocked by strict firewalls. I would suggest attempting to fetch the key via a server the supports one of the more common ports. The default HTTP and HTTPS ports tend to be the most viable options. The following is an example using HKPS and the http over TLS/SSL port 443.

gpg --keyserver hkps:// --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB

Here is an example using the standard hypertext transfer protocol port 80.

gpg --keyserver hkps:// --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB

You can get more detailed output from gpg using the -vvv and --debug-all options. If neither of those work you can skip the PGP signature check by passing --skippgpcheck to makepkg as noted in the pinned post above.

Deivorous commented on 2018-08-20 06:42

Trying to import the key only resulted in 'gpg: keyserver receive failed: Connection timed out' messages. Thanks Barthalion, you're a lifesaver.

bswartz commented on 2018-07-23 17:05

@malta, Musikolo's instructions didn't work for me, I did this instead:

gpg --recv-keys 0x702353E0F7E48EDB

Musikolo commented on 2018-07-19 02:34


Following the instructions: - gpg --recv-keys <KEYID - See 'validpgpkeys' array in PKGBUILD>

Just issue: gpg --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB

It should work for you. Looks like you didn't copy the entire key.

I hope it helps.