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: 512
Popularity: 2.30
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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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...

afterdie commented on 2019-03-03 00:14

Trying to install...

AUR Packages (1) vmware-ovftool-

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] :: Retrieving package(s)... sudo: a password is required [sudo] password for olivealb: :: Checking vmware-ovftool integrity... ==> Making package: vmware-ovftool (dom 03 mar 2019 01:13:11 CET) ==> Retrieving sources... -> Found VMware-ovftool-4.3.0-7948156-lin.x86_64.bundle ==> Validating source files with sha256sums... VMware-ovftool-4.3.0-7948156-lin.x86_64.bundle ... Passed :: Preparing vmware-ovftool... ==> Making package: vmware-ovftool (dom 03 mar 2019 01:13:12 CET) ==> WARNING: Skipping dependency checks. ==> Retrieving sources... -> Found VMware-ovftool-4.3.0-7948156-lin.x86_64.bundle ==> WARNING: Skipping all source file integrity checks. ==> Extracting sources... ==> Starting prepare()... ==> Sources are ready. :: Building vmware-ovftool package(s)... ==> Making package: vmware-ovftool (dom 03 mar 2019 01:13:12 CET) ==> Checking runtime dependencies... ==> Checking buildtime dependencies... ==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree ==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory... ==> Starting build()... Extracting VMware Installer...done. User interface initialization failed. Exiting. Check the log for details. ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting... :: failed to build vmware-ovftool package(s)

patrickelectric commented on 2019-02-17 17:05

checking if you want to link with the GPM mouse library... maybe
checking for gpm.h... yes
checking for Gpm_Open in -lgpm... yes
checking if you want to load GPM dynamically... yes
checking for dlsym... yes
checking whether able to link to dl*() functions... configure: error: Cannot link test program for libdl
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build ncurses5-compat-libs.
==> Restart building ncurses5-compat-libs ? [y/N]

The package is failing to build

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.