Bug#517866: closed by Marco Rodrigues <email@example.com> (mped has been removed from Debian, closing #517866)
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which was filed against the mped package:
#517866: ncursesw UI support not compiled. "No usable driver found; exiting."
It has been closed by Marco Rodrigues <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The removal of the 5.x package seems to have been a mistake. I talked
to Joerg Jaspert and he recommended a reupload, which Barry deFreese
kindly did. In the process he changed the build depends to include both
libncurses5-dev and libncursesw5-dev as both seem to be necessary. He
said in IRC "It seems to need libcurses-dev to find curses.h but then
actually links against libncursesw". This is probably a bug in its own
right, but it would be minor or wishlist.
Anyway, this new version has made its way into unstable and testing and
I can report that it does indeed fix this bug, #517866. I haven't found
a way to force mped to use the ncurses interface if the GTK one is
available, but again this would be a separate bug or feature request.
Thank you to everyone involved in getting version 5 into Debian with
this bug fixed.