0

I am trying to install swift to Debian 9, I download the package from swift.org. I find that there doesn't provide a Debian version, so I just download a ubuntu version, but I find I can run swift --version to show the version of swift, but I can't run REPL successfully, shows that:

error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I try to fix this problem fellow the Internet, I install something like lib32z1,libncurses5:i386,lib32ncurses5, but none of them fix this problem, so how I can fix this problem?

-1

I have the same problem. I have libncurses.so.6 installed. I solved the problem by copying three .so files from an older install. I had .5.9 versions. I then symlinked those to .5 versions. These were the three libraries that I had to add before swift would run:

/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5 ->
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5.9 

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libform.so.5 ->
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libform.so.5.9

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpanel.so.5 ->
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpanel.so.5.9

I copied the 5.9 versions, then I symlinked the .5 versions to the 5.9 versions.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.