Missing or broken libncurses.so.5 library

Description

This library is needed by some console Windows applications.

Resolution

On CrossOver 17 and greater, the simplest solution to fix this issue is to run:

/path/to/cxoffice/bin/cxfix missinglibncurses missinglibncurses.amd64

Or add --show-all to see how CrossOver would fix it on your platform and others.

Alternatively you may try one of the commands below.

  • For 32-bit Windows applications
    Debian : apt-get install libncurses5:i386
    32-bit Fedora >= 13 : yum install ncurses-libs
    64-bit Fedora >= 13 : yum install ncurses-libs.i686 ncurses-libs.x86_64
    32-bit Fedora >= 24 : dnf install --best ncurses-compat-libs
    64-bit Fedora >= 24 : dnf install --best ncurses-compat-libs.i686 ncurses-compat-libs.x86_64
    32-bit openSUSE : zypper install libncurses5
    64-bit openSUSE : zypper install libncurses5-32bit
  • For 64-bit Windows applications
    Debian : apt-get install libncurses5:amd64
    Fedora >= 13 : yum install ncurses-libs
    Fedora >= 24 : dnf install --best ncurses-compat-libs
    openSUSE : zypper install libncurses5

Notes:

  • cxfix --show-all may have more up-to-date fixes.
  • The ++color:cyan++commands usually also apply to newer versions of the distributions above as well as derived distributions++. So for instance a fix for Debian 7 may still be valid for the latest Debian Testing and is typically also applicable to Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Deepin and Pop! OS. Similarly a fix for Fedora likely also works on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, etc.
Last modified on 2022-07-08 20:02:15 by François Gouget
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