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parrallel install ncurses-6 & ncurses-5 on fedora 24

asked 2016-06-23 20:34:36 +0000

Emmanuel Touzery gravatar image

I just upgraded from fedora 23 to 24, and it broke some binaries I have on my system that were not installed from fedora's repositories, due to the ncurses upgrade from version 5 to version 6:

error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I wonder whether it's possible to install in parallel ncurses5 & 6 on fedora 24 so I can keep using these binaries? After all that would be the whole point of having these version postfixes, parallel installation right? But I don't see a ncurses5 fedora 24 package...? So.. is it possible?

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answered 2016-06-24 17:41:18 +0000

Emmanuel Touzery gravatar image

got the answer in another forum:

use a file search :

# dnf provides */libtinfo.so.5

.... and the reply is ncurses-compat-libs-6.0

Install :

# dnf install ncurses-compat-libs
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answered 2016-09-22 23:50:31 +0000

Thanks! This solved my problem, too. - Bill

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