[fpc-pascal] dependency problem when installing x86_64 on centos 5.5

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Apr 27 10:26:22 CEST 2011

On 27 Apr 2011, at 09:31, Julien Devillers wrote:

> I’m trying to install fpc 2.4.2 using yum on centos 5.5 :
> yum localinstall fpc-2.4.2-1.x86_64.rpm
> It fires an error :
> Missing dependency : libtinfo.so.5()(64bit) is needed by package  
> fpc-2.4.2-1.x86_64 (/fpc-2.4.2-1.x86_64)
> My searches make me understand that it was part of ncurses which is  
> « up to date » :
> (package ncurses-5.5-24.20060715.x86_64 already installed and latest  
> version.

It's a known problem: http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=9734

It's caused by the fact that the rpm's are built on a Fedora Core  
system, which has that library while most other rpm-based  
distributions don't. I don't know of a solution other than using  
the .tar.gz installer, or by forcing the rpm installation (that  
library is only required by the text mode IDE, not by the compiler  


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