port upgrade problem: libncurses.so.5.6 not found

Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Thu Nov 13 08:04:51 PST 2008

On Thursday 13 November 2008 15:41:13 Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote:
> Hi,
>    just cvsup my port tree and upgrade a few of them by portmaster,
> but somehow there is this error that blocks a lot of upgrades:
> shared object "libncurses.so.5.6" not found,  required by
> "xgettext/msgmerge/msgfmt"...

FreeBSD only uses 1 library version number (it would be libncurses.so.5 OR 
libncurses.so.6), so can you provide the output of:

ldd `which xgettext`


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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