I can not install LocalWP into Ubuntu 23.10 because comes back with "Error : Dependency is not satisfiable libncurses5"

I can not install LocalWP into Ubuntu 23.10 because comes back with “Error : Dependency is not satisfiable libncurses5”

What steps can be taken to replicate the issue? Feel free to include screenshots, videos, etc

Just try to install the program into Ubuntu 23.10. I think that this is an important problem because 23.04 and 23.10 will be the basis for the Ubuntu 24.04 LTS release which will be released April next year God willing. Ubuntu 23.10 is vast improvement on the previous releases of Ubuntu

System Details

  • Local Version: 7.1.2

  • Operating System (OS) and OS version: Ubuntu 23.10 Mantic Minotuar
    Intel Core i5-7600x4 with SSD Boot drive and 2GB HDD for storage with 64 GB RAM

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Hi @Scotty

How are you downloading Local?

If you try the steps outlined in this thread what do you see?

+1 for the problem: cannot install on Ubuntu 23.10, because the package libncurses5 is deprecated. Ubuntu 23.10 has libncurses6 installed by default.
Note that this is not an “Ubuntu only” problem, but flows up from the Debian distro…

Some light reading:


Just for the interim solution: you can install the old [insecure, deprecated, pick your own poison…] packages manually from the 23.04 lunar repo:
Prerequisite: Ubuntu – Package Download Selection -- libtinfo5_6.4-2ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb
Then you can install: https://packages.ubuntu.com/lunar/amd64/libncurses5/download
And then finally LocalWP.

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This solved my problem in ubuntu 23.10:


sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

add at the last line (quit the letter s , only http):

deb https://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lunar-security main universe

write the command : ctrl + o (save the changes)
write the command: ctrl + x (exit),

sudo apt-get install libncurses5

sudo apt --fix-broken install


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