On 2016-10-11 16:34 +0200, Ailin Nemui wrote: > Package: libtinfo-dev > Version: 6.0+20160917-1 > > I need libtinfo.so and stumbled upon this sentence in the description. > It is bad for 2 reasons - no explanation given - no suggested action. > > My guess is to depend on ncurses, but why if I only need tinfo?
Because libtinfo-dev does not contain any header files, so you will need libncurses5-dev (or libncursesw5-dev, but its header files are in /usr/include/ncursesw, so you have to take some action to find them). See the discussion in https://bugs.debian.org/644426 for some background. Cheers, Sven