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: 523
Popularity: 8.19
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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robin0800 commented on 2020-04-01 17:38

Well the public key worked here and the package built and installed. So I suspect your problem was the keyserver and nothing to do with the package or key. Perhaps you should try again?

Proof ==> Finished making: ncurses5-compat-libs 6.1-1 (Sun 05 Apr 2020 14:07:33 BST) ==> Cleaning up...

Checking keyring... Checking integrity... Loading package files... Checking file conflicts... Checking available disc space... Reinstalling ncurses5-compat-libs (6.1-1)... Transaction successfully finished.

For Signatures I use this

mkdir -p /home/username/.gnupg echo 'keyring /etc/pacman.d/gnupg/pubring.gpg' >> $HOME/.gnupg/gpg.conf chown -R username:username /home/username/.gnupg chmod 700 /home/username/.gnupg chmod 600 /home/username/.gnupg/*

shulamy commented on 2020-03-26 16:58

==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg... ncurses-6.1.tar.gz ... FAILED (unknown public key 702353E0F7E48EDB) ==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! The build failed.

florianbegusch commented on 2020-03-23 20:20

@mirh use this

mirh commented on 2020-03-23 12:06

I'd really like "--with-versioned-syms" to be added to configure, so that I don't get warning-spammed during compilation of other software.

Also, the last make has problems with spaces in path still.

florianbegusch commented on 2020-03-22 12:28


Thank you in advance

recolic commented on 2020-03-19 10:50

You may experience the following compilation error on latest gcc:

/usr/include/bits/wchar2.h:448:3: error: #error "Assumed value of MB_LEN_MAX wrong"

Solution: insert the following code to the FIRST line of "src/ncurses-6.1/progs/progs.priv.h", "src/ncurses-6.1/c++/cursesw.h", and "src/ncurses-6.1/ncurses/curses.priv.h".

#include <wchar.h>

Maybe a patch should be added to this repo.

Sven commented on 2020-03-10 22:21

Please don't install libraries for static linking (*.a files). It doesn't make much sense to have those libraries since the corresponding headers are missing.

saudkh commented on 2020-01-02 16:46

If you're still having trouble (like I was) on getting the correct gpg keys and getting a standard 'gpg: keyserver refresh failed: Server indicated a failure"

the reason seems to be is that the new version gnupng NEEDS /etc/resolv.conf populated

I had a systemd to configure my DNS so I never had to create it. Popped it in, and voila it all works again!

just add the below to the conf file and you should be good to go.

nameserver nameserver

dramm commented on 2019-12-06 11:31

@Barthalion did the link to your repository changed? I was using yours to get ncurses5-compat-libs

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olimont commented on 2019-09-08 19:10

trying to install vmware and i need ncurses5-compat-libs but i get a build error

dont know what the issue is

Building ncurses5-compat-libs... ==> Making package: ncurses5-compat-libs 6.1-1 (Sun 08 Sep 2019 20:02:58 BST) ==> Checking runtime dependencies... ==> Checking buildtime dependencies... ==> Retrieving sources... -> Found ncurses-6.1.tar.gz -> Found ncurses-6.1.tar.gz.sig ==> Validating source files with md5sums... ncurses-6.1.tar.gz ... Passed ncurses-6.1.tar.gz.sig ... Skipped ==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg... ncurses-6.1.tar.gz ... Passed ==> Removing existing $srcdir/ directory... ==> Extracting sources... -> Extracting ncurses-6.1.tar.gz with bsdtar ==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory... ==> Starting build()... configure: WARNING: If you wanted to set the --build type, don't use --host. If a cross compiler is detected then cross compile mode will be used. checking for egrep... grep -E Configuring NCURSES 6.1 ABI 6 (Sun Sep 8 20:02:59 BST 2019) checking for package version... 6.0 checking for package patch date... 20180127 configure: WARNING: overriding ABI version 6 to 5 checking build system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu checking host system type... configure: error: /bin/sh ./config.sub --with-versioned-syms failed ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting...