Wine question - missing ncurses library (libncurses.so.6)

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Wine question - missing ncurses library (libncurses.so.6)

Post by MintyMorkyMindy »

Hi,

LM19

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$ wine --version
wine-3.0.2
I have the following error message:

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Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.so.6)
I have uninstalled wine, including deleting .wine, and reinstalled wine, several times. I have tried to find a solution, but haven't so far.

How is this resolved, to get the required library installed?

Thank you.

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Re: Wine question - missing ncurses library (libncurses.so.6)

Post by ajgringo619 »

I did a package search on packages.ubuntu.com and the newest version of that library is libncurses.so.5. I have seen it in RPM packages, but I'll be damned if I can find it anywhere else.
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Re: Wine question - missing ncurses library (libncurses.so.6)

Post by Flemur »

I have Mint 19, wine-3.0.2 and...

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# ls -l `sfind "libncurses.so*"`
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     17 May 23 02:08 ./lib/i386-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5 -> libncurses.so.5.9
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 148800 May 23 02:08 ./lib/i386-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5.9
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     17 May 23 02:08 ./lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5 -> libncurses.so.5.9
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 141248 May 23 02:08 ./lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5.9
If all else fails and you don't get a real solution, you might be able to trick it with a link, like:

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ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5.9 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.6 
repeat for i386

(sfind is my custom 'find' command that only searches under "/")
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