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: 3.17
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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kpbochenek commented on 2017-08-18 09:42

gpg --keyserver "" --recv-keys "702353E0F7E48EDB"
gpg --lsign 702353E0F7E48EDB
NO longer works.
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: Total number processed: 0
" no longer contains any information about key "702353E0F7E48EDB". Maybe it expired?

Anyway workaround:
- alias makepkg='makepkg --skippgpcheck
- download PKGBUILD
- makepkg
- sudo pacman -U ncurses5-compat-libs-6.0+20170527-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

linsinn commented on 2017-08-06 17:34

"checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables"

This error occurred when installed ncurses5-compat-libs, any ideas?

eduardolucioac commented on 2017-08-02 17:57

About the problem...

==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
ncurses-6.0-20161224.tgz ... FAILED
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!

This works for me...

gpg --keyserver "" --recv-keys "702353E0F7E48EDB"
gpg --lsign 702353E0F7E48EDB

beroal commented on 2017-08-01 14:38

@andrew-wja: Read the end of the pinned comment carefully.

Barthalion commented on 2017-08-01 12:37

You can't get this package to build because you are incapable of reading the only pinned comment, which explains why it fails for you and how can you fix it.

andrew-wja commented on 2017-08-01 10:48

I can't get this package to build because the associated PGP key is not trusted by the Arch keychain. I ran pacman-key --recv-keys <KEYID>, which was successful, but the package still will not build.

The only way I could get the package to install was to download the PKGBUILD and build and install the package manually with makepkg.

Xandaros commented on 2017-07-30 01:05

Seems to build fine on armv7h. Maybe add that to the arch array?

Musikolo commented on 2017-07-29 06:18

@agentcobra, you need to import WoefulDerelict's public key. You can learn how to do it, but reading the message pinned on top of this message.

I hope it helps!

agentcobra commented on 2017-07-29 05:26

impossible a installer

==> Création du paquet ncurses5-compat-libs 6.0+20170527-1 (sam. juil. 29 07:23:18 CEST 2017)
==> Vérification des dépendances pour l’exécution...
==> Vérification des dépendances pour la compilation...
==> Récupération des sources...
-> Téléchargement de ncurses-6.0-20170527.tgz...
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 3212k 100 3212k 0 0 1786k 0 0:00:01 0:00:01 --:--:-- 1786k
-> Téléchargement de ncurses-6.0-20170527.tgz.asc...
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 267 100 267 0 0 819 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 819
==> Validation des fichiers source avec md5sums...
ncurses-6.0-20170527.tgz ... Réussite
ncurses-6.0-20170527.tgz.asc ... Ignoré
==> Vérification des signatures des fichiers sources grâce à gpg...
ncurses-6.0-20170527.tgz ... ÉCHEC (Clé publique inconnue 702353E0F7E48EDB)
==> ERREUR : Une ou plusieurs signatures PGP n’ont pas pu être vérifiées.

mohag commented on 2017-07-26 06:03

I had some build options (other than the GPG ones) that went away when disabling ccache using "CC=gcc"