Problem upgrading ncurses

Joseph Jon Booker joe at
Thu Jul 24 01:51:49 CEST 2008

On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 18:43:54 -0500
"Dale Schumacher" <dale.schumacher at> wrote:

> Going through my daily ritual of update and upgrade, I've been having
> trouble with ncurses.
> root at om-gta02:~# cat /proc/version
> Linux version 2.6.24 (oe at (gcc version 4.1.2)
> #1 PREEMPT Tue Jul 22 02:21:01 CEST 2008
> root at om-gta02:~# opkg upgrade
> Upgrading ncurses on root from 5.4-r14 to 5.4-r15...
> Downloading
> Collected errors:
>  * Package ncurses wants to install file /usr/lib/
>     But that file is already provided by package  * libncurses5
> This has persisted for at least the last 24 hours.  Is anyone else
> seeing this problem?

I'm not sure, since I reflashed since experiencing this problem, but I
was getting that on the same setup as I have now but with in /etc/opkg.

Perhaps the ncurses from that repo is broken?

Joseph Booker
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