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Buster needs lib32ncursesw5

PostPosted: 2018-08-16 22:36
by dfatdf
Hi,

So I have a bunch of software without source that requires lib32ncursesw5, is that package available for Buster somewhere I'm not seeing? If not, it really needs to be added.

Thanks.

Re: Buster needs lib32ncursesw5

PostPosted: 2018-08-17 02:44
by sunrat
Looks like it's not in Buster currently.
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=ncursesw5

Re: Buster needs lib32ncursesw5

PostPosted: 2018-08-17 04:04
by Head_on_a_Stick
dfatdf wrote:If not, it really needs to be added

^ This indicates that you do not understand the nature of Debian's development branches — it is entirely normal for testing to be incomplete and unusable, that is in fact the entire point of the branch.

If you want a consistently working system either use stable or try https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debi ... le_literal and pull in the stuff you need from sid.

EDIT: or switch to sid with experimental for newer stuff.

Re: Buster needs lib32ncursesw5

PostPosted: 2018-08-17 06:45
by L_V
@dfatdf
Did you try to install lib32ncursesw5 lib32tinfo5 from stretch ?
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/lib32ncursesw5
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sudo dpkg -i lib32ncursesw5*.deb lib32tinfo5*.deb
sudo apt install -f

Re: Buster needs lib32ncursesw5

PostPosted: 2018-08-17 15:15
by dfatdf
No, didn't try installing the stretch version; I presume you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.lst to include it?

Ok, testing version, but just want to ensure it's added at some point and not overlooked.

Thanks.

P.S. anyone else having trouble using https: to connect to these forums? I am using firefox on Win 7 x64 and it doesn't seem to like it (trying to make tls handshake).

Re: Buster needs lib32ncursesw5

PostPosted: 2018-08-17 16:36
by GarryRicketson
Different topic, but the OP asks,
This site/forum is NOT "https" it is "http", https would not be the correct url.
The correct url is:
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 http://forums.debian.net/index.php

There are a few topics on this, here is 1 : http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=118960

If you are running Debian Testing, it might not be a good idea to mix your repos in your sources.list file ,more on that here:
https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian
Don't blindly follow bad advice

Unfortunately there's a lot of bad advice on the Internet. Tutorials found on blogs, forums and other sites often include instructions that will break your system in subtle ways. Don't simply follow the first advice you find, or the tutorial that seems the easiest. Spend some time reading the documentation and compare the difference between tutorials.

It's better to take the time to figure out the correct way to do something first than spending even more time fixing a broken system later. You would not let some random stranger feed your baby; do not execute commands without first understanding what they do.

Blog and forum posts don't expire. Instructions that might have been safe a couple of years ago might not be safe to follow any more. When in doubt keep researching and read your version's documentation.

For details on what packages will be available on Debian Buster, and where they stand at this time, you should use one of the mailing lists intended for those using Debian testing, we are just Debian Users here, and have no say as to when or what packages will be available in future versions.
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Actually it is available, but is a -dev , so it is in development, I would check bug reports ,etc,... before trying to install it:
https://packages.debian.org/buster/lib32ncursesw5-dev
OOPs, that is a virtual package, any way, take a look here:
https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=buster&keywords=ncursesw5
And see if any of those is what you need.
https://packages.debian.org/buster/libncursesw5

Re: Buster needs lib32ncursesw5

PostPosted: 2018-08-17 17:22
by L_V
dfatdf wrote:I presume you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.lst to include it?.

No. You just need to first download the two packages I've mentionned from Stretch repo (see link).

ps: if you don't know how to install a deb package, not sure buster (= testing) is for you.

Re: Buster needs lib32ncursesw5

PostPosted: 2018-08-17 22:57
by sunrat
GarryRicketson wrote:
Don't blindly follow bad advice...

Actually it is available, but is a -dev , so it is in development, ...

-dev packages are not "in development" but usually contain header files required for building from source.

Re: Buster needs lib32ncursesw5

PostPosted: 2018-08-17 23:30
by GarryRicketson
Thanks, I thought "dev", was for development,... any way, guess it is a good example of
Don't blindly follow bad advice...
:mrgreen: