FPC and libtinfo.so.5


I tried to install FPC today, but when I downloaded RPM and invoked rpm -Uvh there was an error with dependencies.

error: Failed dependencies:
libtinfo.so.5 is needed by fpc-2.4.4-1.i686

I found this thread missing library libtinfo.so.5 but creating links didn’t help me, so what can I do now to install FPC?

That file is part of the ncurses package, used by FPC’s text-mode IDE. If you don’t use that, it’s fine to force install (use --force with rpm or the Break resolution in Yast).

It’s naughty but it works.