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: 514
Popularity: 3.19
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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lpapp commented on 2015-09-22 11:43


lpapp commented on 2015-09-22 10:19

@bobjimbob and @xgdgsc: were you able to modify that?

I would also need the 32 bit compat version.

lonaowna commented on 2015-09-21 13:31

Can you please apply the modification mentioned here[1]? It only works for me with that change.


xgdgsc commented on 2015-09-21 04:43

You can modify this:

bobjimbob commented on 2015-09-21 03:44

Could someone create a lib32 version of this? I have a 3rd party 32 bit gdb debugger that still requires ncurses v5.

Baudouin commented on 2015-09-20 16:08

That did it, everything is fine. Thanks.

vagyok commented on 2015-09-19 21:22

Baudouin: gpg needs to import the key of the ncurses maintainer. See .

gpg --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB

Baudouin commented on 2015-09-19 19:37

I've got a PGP error on ncurses-6.0.tar.gz

==> Validation des fichiers sources avec md5sums...
ncurses-6.0.tar.gz ... Réussite
ncurses-6.0.tar.gz.asc ... Ignoré
==> Vérification des signatures des fichiers sources grâce à gpg...
ncurses-6.0.tar.gz ... ÉCHEC (Clef publique inconnue 702353E0F7E48EDB)
==> ERREUR : Une ou plusieurs signatures PGP n’ont pas pu être vérifiées.
==> ERREUR: Makepkg n'a pas pu construire ncurses5-compat-libs.
==> Relancer la compilation de ncurses5-compat-libs ? [o/N]

navi_se commented on 2015-09-19 08:38

I am getting a "error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/ file too short". One user on bbs suggested change to overcome the problem:

xgdgsc commented on 2015-09-19 04:04

for lib in ncurses ncurses++ form panel menu; do
ln -s /usr/lib/lib${lib} "$pkgdir"/usr/lib/lib${lib}.so.5

would be better for users that would use the lib directly instead of linking.