Bug#556378: libncurses5-dev: Impossible to build a program with -static
On Sun, 15 Nov 2009, H.-M. Junitz wrote:
The severity is important, because you are forced to have ncurses installed on
a computer, or the program will not run.
...the severity should be "normal", because this is a report against the
development libraries (which are optional), and does not block the most
common use of the development (shared) libraries.
Thomas E. Dickey