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: 506
Popularity: 1.635038
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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jaap commented on 2018-02-13 14:07

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 416 curl can't download ncurses-6.0-20170902.tgz

Barthalion commented on 2018-02-11 19:50

Thank you for your very detailed comment.

Anonymo commented on 2018-02-11 14:52

Thank you for the repo but the package itself is not building.

amos commented on 2018-01-30 10:50

Seems that the copyright section in the README (currently ripped as LICENSE) is rather out of date; however there exists also a COPYING file, probably better to use that.

Barthalion commented on 2018-01-14 16:51

Very unlikely to happen. The point always was to have a package providing only libraries just for proprietary applications.

eschwartz commented on 2018-01-14 15:38

It came up on IRC that the package is developed upstream against ncurses5 in such a way that some features (syntax highlighting) will not work on newer versions of ncurses. Therefore, stef204 wants to use this package as a dependency even though it builds from source... I think it would make sense to have a package that provided the headers and pkg-config files as well.

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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Win8Error commented on 2018-01-01 17:22

Links offline ...

akovacs commented on 2017-12-31 05:17

I'm also getting the "checking whether able to link to dl*() functions... configure: error: Cannot link test program for libdl" error.

As a hacky workaround, you could download the PKGBUILD and append --without-dlsym to the ./configure line (do not use dlsym() to load GPM dynamically, which skips the libdl dependency), but then you might lose mouse support via GPM.

The sample program compiles cleanly on my system which has /usr/lib/ if I specify -ldl explicitly:

cat > test.c <<EOF
#include <dlfcn.h>

int main (void) {
  void *obj;
  if ((obj = dlopen("filename", 0)) != 0) {
    if (dlsym(obj, "symbolname") == 0) {
  return 0;

gcc test.c

/tmp/ccbVksNq.o: In function 'main':
test.c:(.text+0x15): undefined reference to `dlopen'
test.c:(.text+0x33): undefined reference to `dlsym'
test.c:(.text+0x44): undefined reference to `dlclose'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

gcc test.c -ldl # Works, no output

ldd /usr/lib/ (0x00007fff02b87000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007fd6cef60000)
/usr/lib64/ (0x00007fd6cf51c000)

Baemir commented on 2017-12-30 23:00

Ignore LKHN's instructions; follow elicacio's instead.