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cannot find the ncurses library

Post by Dadits » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:50 am

Hello
I installed the new system:
3.9.11-1-MANJARO x64
Trying to launch the program which is on the Windows 7 partition. I installed WINE, Mono. When I try to run that program I get a message:

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Wine can not find the ncurses library (libncursesw.so.5).
err: module: load_builtin_dll failed to load. so lib for builtin L "msxml3.dll": libxml2.so.2: can not open shared object file: No such file or directory
err: ole: COMPOBJ_DllList_Add could not load in-process dll L "C: \ \ windows \ \ system32 \ \ msxml3.dll"
err: ole: CoGetClassObject no class object {079aa557-4a18-424a-8eee-e39f0a8d41b9} could be created for context 0x1
err: module: load_builtin_dll failed to load. so lib for builtin L "winemp3.acm": libmpg123.so.0: can not open shared object file: No such file or directory
The entry point method could not be loaded
I'm not very familiar with Linux, but I believe that there will be an easy solution to my problem

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

Post by Dadits » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:12 am

Unfortunately, this program is not installed. This is Demonbuddy software to the game Diablo 3:
DB 1.0.1445.315

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

Post by dimesio » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:20 pm

Then I guess you will have to install Diablo 3 in Wine, too. Running from a Windows partition is not supported.

As for the ncurses error message, it's pretty clear: you need to install libncursesw. The same with libmpg123 and libxml2. Note you need the 32 bit versions of these libraries. If you don't know what packages to install, ask your distro.

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

Post by brebs » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:44 pm

Dadits wrote:Wine can not find the ncurses library (libncursesw.so.5)
When compiling wine (as done in wine-rt):

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sed -e 's|libncurses|libncursesw|g' -e 's|lncurses|lncursesw|g' -i configure
It's probably a bug in wine, that such a workaround is needed. Practically everything else detects Arch's ncurses package OK.

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

Post by syberraith » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:17 pm

You need to install libcurses5:i386 and to do that you need multiarch and the i386 architecture already installed.

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

Post by grendal74 » Fri May 29, 2015 1:34 am

Yesterday I installed arch 64 bit in order to get to the latest wine version, to find out that the issue exists.

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Wine can not find the ncurses library (libncursesw.so.5)
Neither 64 bit or 32 bit version of a windows app worked. So I am going to install arch 32 bit and try again.
Is it possible to patch wine and resolve this problem?

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

Post by L. Rahyen » Fri May 29, 2015 3:05 am

It looks like your problem is not with Wine, so "patching" it will not help. Normally, when you install Wine as a package for your distribution, all dependencies are installed automatically. Clearly, in your case they did not. Therefore, it is better to look for answers in Arch Linux forum: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=195878 . It seems in Arch many Wine dependencies are considered "optional", and you need to install them manually.

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

Post by grendal74 » Fri May 29, 2015 4:37 am

I don't understand why these Wine dependencies are considered "optional", since witout them, 64 bit and 32 bit windows apps will refuse to load/work. Is there any other usage for wine? :twisted:

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

Post by L. Rahyen » Fri May 29, 2015 6:46 am

I looked at the dependency list and at least some dependencies marked as optional are indeed optional. For example, Wine can work without pulse, samba, etc.

If you have found out that Wine does not work without some specific dependencies currently marked as "optional", I suggest to report this to the package maintainer: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/mult ... 6_64/wine/ - "Package Actions" - "Add New Bug".

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Re: cannot find the ncurses library

Post by grendal74 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:01 pm

L. Rahyen wrote:I looked at the dependency list and at least some dependencies marked as optional are indeed optional. For example, Wine can work without pulse, samba, etc.

If you have found out that Wine does not work without some specific dependencies currently marked as "optional", I suggest to report this to the package maintainer: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/mult ... 6_64/wine/ - "Package Actions" - "Add New Bug".
Good luck with that. These guys are too strong-minded :roll:

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