Ncurses (new curses)

Release date: 
Saturday, 17 July, 1999



Authors/Port authors:

The ncurses (new curses) library is a free software emulation of curses in System V Release 4.0, and more. It uses terminfo format, supports pads and color and multiple highlights and forms characters and function-key mapping, and has all the other SYSV-curses enhancements over BSD curses.

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

ncurses-libs-5.9-1.oc00 (14/01/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable
ncurses-base-5.9-1.oc00 (14/01/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable
ncurses-devel-5.9-1.oc00 (14/01/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable (note: development files, not needed by the end user)
ncurses-static-5.9-1.oc00 (14/01/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable
ncurses-debuginfo-5.9-1.oc00 (14/01/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable
ncurses-5.9-1.oc00 (14/01/2017)
Repository: Netlabs stable

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libcx libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Record updated last time on: 01/09/2023 - 05:28

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