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Recently i've tried to install a IRC Bouncer, psyBNC-2.3-3.i386.rpm to be exact. And this is what i got: error: Failed dependencies: libtinfo.so.5 is needed by psyBNC-2.3-3 It wouldn't be such ...
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    libtinfo.so.5


    Recently i've tried to install a IRC Bouncer, psyBNC-2.3-3.i386.rpm to be exact.
    And this is what i got:

    error: Failed dependencies:
    libtinfo.so.5 is needed by psyBNC-2.3-3

    It wouldn't be such a big deal... if i could find this lib......
    Does any of you know where to get it?
    Thnx

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    Hiya,

    From what i can gather, you will need to compile ncurses from source (RPM *Wont Work*), ensuring you ./configure with "--with-termlib".

    See: http://shoe.bocks.com/nlug/2003-Jul/3221.html

    Alternativly, download the the source pyscbnc, do a ./configure if necessary, then open the make file and replace all instances of libtinfo with libncurses. The first suggestion is proberly the easier of the two.

    Jason

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    I ran into the libtinfo.so.5 problem with other software, and got around it by creating a symlink:

    su
    cd /lib
    ln -s libncurses.so.5 libtinfo.so.5

    There's no guarantee that this will work for all software, but it's worth a try.

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