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How to install libncurses5 on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install libncurses5

Installing libncurses5 package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libncurses5

libncurses5 package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name libncurses5
version 6.0+20160319-1
description shared libraries for terminal handling
subsection libs
website / ncurses / 
maintainer Craig Small

Uninstall libncurses5

To remove just libncurses5 package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libncurses5

Uninstall libncurses5 and it’s dependent packages

To remove the libncurses5 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove libncurses5

Purging libncurses5

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libncurses5 from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libncurses5

To delete configuration and/or data files of libncurses5 and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove libncurses5