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Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).

Hi all,

I've just upgraded my previous CrossOver install to 17.0.0 (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS). No troubles during the upgrade process and all the applications seem to work as previously.

But when I launch CrossOver via the console, I get the following messages :

:~$ /opt/cxoffice/bin/crossover
crossover:warning: category Multimedia/Music Composition has no localized category name
Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).
Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).
Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).
Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).
Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).
Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).
Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).
Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).
Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.5).
:~$ 

How can I fix this ?

Well... It is only a warning, but if you want to install it, try:

sudo apt install libncurses5 libncurses5:i386

From the aptitude explanation: "The ncurses library routines are a terminal-independent method of updating character screens with reasonable optimization."

Good luck!

It works now without complaining about libncurses.so.5 😎

Thanks !

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