ncurses-bin - terminal-related programs and man pages

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main i386
Package filename ncurses-bin_6.0+20160213-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
Package name ncurses-bin
Package version 6.0+20160213
Package release 1ubuntu1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 135.67 KB
Installed size 511.00 KB
The ncurses library routines are a terminal-independent method of
updating character screens with reasonable optimization.
This package contains the programs used for manipulating the terminfo
database and individual terminfo entries, as well as some programs for
resetting terminals and such.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ncurses-bin_6.0+20160213-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb 6.0+20160213 amd64 Ubuntu Main
ncurses-bin - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libtinfo5 >= 6.0+20151017
libtinfo5 << 6.1~


Type URL
Binary Package ncurses-bin_6.0+20160213-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
Source Package ncurses

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ncurses-bin deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ncurses-bin




2016-02-19 - Matthias Klose <>
ncurses (6.0+20160213-1ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* Merge with Debian; remaining changes:
- Add a simple autopkgtest to the package.
- Build x32 packages.
- Build 32bit packages on s390x.
2016-02-18 - Sven Joachim <>
ncurses (6.0+20160213-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream patchlevel.
* Only include debug symbols for the libraries in the -dbg packages,
use automatic -dbgsym packages for ncurses-{bin,examples} and the
multilib packages.
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 9.
* Update years in debian/copyright.
* Use https in Vcs-Git URL.
2016-02-04 - Dimitri John Ledkov <>
ncurses (6.0+20151024-2ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* Build 32bit packages on s390x.
2015-12-04 - Colin Watson <>
ncurses (6.0+20151024-2ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
- Add a simple autopkgtest to the package.
- Build x32 packages.
2015-11-05 - Sven Joachim <>
ncurses (6.0+20151024-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop the static debug libraries (Closes: #803482).
* Remove the dependency of the -dbg packages on their -dev counterparts,
let them depend on the libraries instead.
* Add a dependency on ncurses-bin (>= 6.0+20151017) to libtinfo-dev,
making piuparts happy (Closes: #803563).
* Add an empty /usr/share/terminfo to ncurses-base to work around
FTBFS in jed and slrn (see #804083, #804084).
* Update Vcs-Browser field to use cgit and https.
2015-10-25 - Sven Joachim <>
ncurses (6.0+20151024-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream patchlevel.
- Improve configure check for setting WILDCARD_SYMS variable; on ppc64
the variable is in the Data section rather than Text (patch by Michel
Normand, Closes: #802810).
2015-10-23 - Sven Joachim <>
ncurses (6.0+20151017-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sven Joachim ]
* New upstream patchlevel.
- Improve check for working poll() by using posix_openpt() as a
fallback in case there is no valid terminal on the standard input
(Closes: #676461).
- Modify ncurses/ to sort keys.list in POSIX locale
(Closes: #801864).
* Update symbols files for new symbol _nc_write_object.
* Bump build dependencies on debhelper (>= 9.20141010) and
dpkg-dev (>= 1.17.14) for build profiles support.
* Update rxvt-unicode terminfo description from upstream CVS Rev 1.35
(Closes: #801709).
* Move the ncurses{w,}5-config scripts to their respective -dev
packages again (Closes: #745479).
[ Johannes Schauer ]
* Support the nobiarch build profile for avoiding multilib. (Closes: #737946)
2015-08-17 - Sven Joachim <>
ncurses (6.0+20150810-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Fix comparison against "/usr/include" in misc/
(Closes: #790548).
* Configure with "--with-abi-version=5", upstream defaults to abi 6 now.
* Configure with "--with-versioned-syms" (Closes: #788610).
- Bump minimal versions of all symbols as well as shlibs to 6.
* After building the wide library, install it into a temporary
scratchdir so that test/configure can find the necessary auxiliary
files (see #786436).
* Drop the libncursesw5-dev build-dependency.
2015-06-17 - Matthias Klose <>
ncurses (5.9+20150516-2ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium
* Merge with Debian; remaining changes:
2015-05-21 - Sven Joachim <>
ncurses (5.9+20150516-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Move the ncurses{w,}5-config scripts back to ncurses-bin
(Closes: #786436, reopens: #745479).
- Readd the dependency of the -dev packages on ncurses-bin.
- Temporarily add a build-dependency on libncursesw5-dev to
avoid the FTBFS problem in #786436.

See Also

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ncurses-doc_6.0+20160213-1ubuntu1_all.deb developer's guide and documentation for ncurses
ncurses-examples_6.0+20160213-1ubuntu1_i386.deb test programs and examples for ncurses
ncurses-term_6.0+20160213-1ubuntu1_all.deb additional terminal type definitions
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