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    Default missing library libtinfo.so.5

    I upgraded my kernel from 2.6.34-12 to 2.6.34.4-0.1 to 2.6.34.7-0.2 to 2.6.34.7-0.3 in the past week or so. During that first upgrade my Wacom Bamboo Fun stopped working. One of the errors I get is:
    Code:
    error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    I haven't been able to locate any package containing this file. Does anyone know what I need to load to get this working again?

    thanks

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    Default Re: missing library libtinfo.so.5

    Some time ago ncurses was split in two libraries, libtinfo.so. and libncurses.so. some software will only try to use libtinfo.so. without trying libncurses.so.

    Symlinking libtinfo.so. to libncurses.so. should solve the problem:

    Code:
    cd /lib
    sudo ln -s libncurses.so.5.7 libtinfo.so.5
    Samsung RV510 + openSUSE 12.1 64bit + KDE 4.7.2

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    Default Re: missing library libtinfo.so.5

    thanks, but it still doesn't seem to be working
    Code:
    nancy@linux-8iym:~> cd /lib
    nancy@linux-8iym:/lib> sudo ln -s libncurses.so.5.7 libtinfo.so.5
    root's password:
    
    nancy@linux-8iym:/lib> wacdump
    wacdump: error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    I had the tablet working then the 2.6.34-4.01 kernel came down. Now I can only get partial function. I'm trying to convince myself to re-install.

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    Default Re: missing library libtinfo.so.5

    Try this then, create the same symlink in: /lib64

    Code:
    cd /lib64
    sudo ln -s libncurses.so.5.7 libtinfo.so.5
    Samsung RV510 + openSUSE 12.1 64bit + KDE 4.7.2

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    Default Re: missing library libtinfo.so.5

    great! That worked! thanks

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