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#51 2015-09-27 01:52:00

TheChickenMan
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Re: updating ncurses break MATLAB

andradx wrote:

Apologies in advance if I'm bumping this. I solved my problem by going to the local cache of pacman and downgraded to ncurses5. As said that pretty much breaks just about everything on the system (well, it's manageable). Then for some reason I need to update again. Since libncurses5.7 and 5.9 were not compiling for my GCC version and I avoid going down that road I took another approach. I have access to an Ubuntu box whose libncurses are at 5.9, so I took libncurses.so.5.9 and libtinfo.so.5.9 from one of the Ubuntu workstations at my lab. I placed them somewhere, made a sym link to them as libncurses.so.5 and libtinfo.so.5. Them I add the somewhere to my LD_LIBRARY_PATH.


Matlab is up and running. I would make an AUR package if I knew how and had the time (thesis submission coming up in 5 days). If anyone is interested, the libs can be found here and here.


Hope this helps.

There already is an AUR package that works to fix this issue.
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ncurses5-compat-libs


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#52 2015-09-27 13:42:14

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Re: updating ncurses break MATLAB

He said he couldn't compile ncurses5 with his "GCC version" ... so that post is for FUBAR installs.

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#53 2015-09-27 13:59:09

andradx
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Re: updating ncurses break MATLAB

Alad wrote:

He said he couldn't compile ncurses5 with his "GCC version" ... so that post is for FUBAR installs.


Sort of. I can do my rolling upgrades without an issue, still. Nice placing of FUBAR in a sentence, btw.

I can't retrace what I did to get that, which is a bummer. In any case, the AUR package is better than the ad-hoc adding of two libs from elsewhere.

Last edited by andradx (2015-09-27 14:00:05)


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#54 2015-09-30 12:21:53

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Re: updating ncurses break MATLAB

Thanks!
It's fix my Matlab smile

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#55 2015-10-08 12:52:12

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Re: updating ncurses break MATLAB

Same happended to me today:  /usr/local/MATLAB/R2015a/bin/glnxa64/need_softwareopengl: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

After upgrading libtinfo MATLAB ran again.

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#56 2015-10-08 14:33:36

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Re: updating ncurses break MATLAB

*sigh* It seems like some people are determined to do stupid things. Remove that symlink crap and install ncurses5-compat-libs.

To reiterate what has been said over and over in this topic and across the rest of the forum: symlinking libncurses*.so.6 to libncurses*.so.5 is not a solution, it's not even a sensible workaround. If it was, there wouldn't have been any need for a soname bump in the first place.

Since this topic seems to be going in circles, I'm going to close it now.


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