ncmpc - ncurses-based audio player

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename ncmpc_0.33-2+b10_amd64.deb
Package name ncmpc
Package version 0.33
Package release 2+b10
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::c interface::text-mode network::client role::program sound sound::player uitoolkit::ncurses use::playing works-with::audio
License -
Maintainer mpd maintainers <>
Download size 277.20 KB
Installed size 1.01 MB
This package contains a text-mode client for MPD, the Music Player Daemon.
Its goal is to provide a keyboard oriented and consistent interface to MPD,
without wasting resources.
- full Unicode and wide character support
- music database browser, database search, media library
- audio output configuration
- lyrics
- LIRC support
- customizable key bindings and colors
- tiny memory footprint, smaller than any other interactive MPD client


Package Version Architecture Repository
ncmpc_0.34-dmo1_amd64.deb 0.34 amd64 Multimedia Main
ncmpc_0.34-dmo1_i386.deb 0.34 i386 Multimedia Main
ncmpc_0.33-2+b10_i386.deb 0.33 i386 Debian Main
ncmpc - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.28
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libjs-sphinxdoc >= 1.0
liblirc-client0 -
libmpdclient2 >= 2.9
libncursesw6 >= 6
libpcre3 -
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libtinfo6 >= 6


Name Value
mpd-client -


Type URL
Binary Package ncmpc_0.33-2+b10_amd64.deb
Source Package ncmpc

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ncmpc deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ncmpc




2019-01-15 - Geoffroy Youri Berret <>
ncmpc (0.33-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Install examples with dh, fixes FTBS (Closes: #919376)
2019-01-07 - Geoffroy Youri Berret <>
ncmpc (0.33-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Enable pgpmode in watch file, add upstream signing key
* New upstream release.
- Fix "CVE-2018-9240 (Closes: #894724)
- Fix "segfault on bad connection" (Closes: #902699)
- Fix "Defaults to non-policy-compliant configuration
file" (Closes: #896059)
* Update standards version to 4.3.0.
Update debhelper to compat 12
Update upstream Homepage
* Update d/rules to build with meson.
Switch from menu to XDG Desktop file
* Refactored copyright (dep-5 machine-interpretable format)
* Takeover for the mpd-team (Closes: #916731)
* Register html manual with doc-base
2017-10-22 - Sebastian Harl <>
ncmpc (0.27-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Drop lirc.patch; included upstream.
Remove dh_autoreconf which isn't needed anymore.
* Update standards version to 4.1.1:
- Update to debhelper version 10.
- Drop build-deps on autotools-dev and dh-autoreconf which are no longer
2016-10-28 - Alec Leamas <>
ncmpc (0.25-0.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* New upstream release
- this release includes the autoreconf fixes
* debian/patches/lirc.patch:
- Adapt the configure script to detect the new lirc (Closes: #842326).
(patch has been accepted upstream)
2014-07-15 - Sebastian Harl <>
ncmpc (0.24-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2014-07-12 - Sebastian Harl <>
ncmpc (0.23-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/rules:
- Removed work-around for leoslyrics; the scripts were removed upstream.
2014-04-27 - Sebastian Harl <>
ncmpc (0.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #659815).
- Fixes a crash on the lyrics screen; thanks to Jonathan Neuschäfer for
reporting this (Closes: #638830).
- Fixes linking with ld --as-needed; thanks to Matthias Klose for
reporting this (Closes: #641612).
- Fixes connection reporting when using $MPD_HOST; thanks to Daniel Kahn
Gillmor for reporting this (Closes: #605710).
* debian/control:
- Build-depend on libmpdclient-dev (>= 2.5~); this is required for the new
chat screen.
- Updated to standards-version 3.9.5.
* debian/rules:
- Enable chat-screen feature.
- Split build target into build-arch and build-indep.
- Use dpkg-buildflags to get CPPFLAGS, CFLAGS, and LDFLAGS.
- Do not install leoslyrics plugins; Leo's Lyrics's API seems to be done;
thanks to Thorsten Sperber for reporting this (Closes: #654243).
* debian/control, debian/rules:
- Enable documentation and build-depend on doxygen.
* debian/patches, debian/control:
- Dropped bts589660-updated-manpage; merged upstream.
- Dropped build-dependency on dpatch.
- Dropped debian/README.source.
* debian/source/format:
- Switch to source format '3.0 (quilt)'; thanks to Jari Aalto for
reporting this and providing initial patches (Closes: #668488).
2010-07-30 - Sebastian Harl <>
ncmpc (0.17-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Fixed range selection in "shuffle" command; thanks to Michael Marineau
for reporting this (Closes: #585823).
* debian/patches:
- Added bts589660-updated-manpage -- updated obsolete parts of the
manpage; thanks to Martin Hradil for reporting this (Closes: #589660).
* debian/control, debian/copyright:
- Updated standards-version to 3.9.1 -- include the complete BSD license
in debian/copyright rather than referencing the file in /u/s/common-

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