Cannot load libtinfo.so.5 on Ubuntu 18.04.2


ROOT Version: 6.16.00
Platform: Ubuntu 18
Compiler: Not Provided


I’ve been using ROOT for a couple weeks for data analysis and it’s been working fine. However, spontaneously, it began spitting “Fatal in TROOT::InitInterpreter: cannot load library libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”. I’ve seen mentions of this issue as an aspect of newer Ubuntu versions, but I can’t find any intuitive answers. Please be gentle, as I’m relatively new to Unix as a whole.

Try:

sudo apt-get install libtinfo5
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That str8up worked. I appreciate neat little fixes like that-- And I’m surprised by how difficult to find it was, considering how simple the solution proved to be. Thanks so much. God bless!

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