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 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 2020-10-13 21:24:19 by François Gouget
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