ncmpc - ncurses-based audio player

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name ncmpc
Package version 0.24
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 697 B
Download size 128.45 KB
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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_0.24-1_i386.deb 0.24 i386 Debian Main
ncmpc - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.35.9
liblircclient0 -
libmpdclient2 >= 2.9
libncursesw5 >= 5.6+20070908
libtinfo5 -


Name Value
mpd-client -


Type URL
Binary Package ncmpc_0.24-1_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




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-
2010-01-19 - Sebastian Harl <>
ncmpc (0.16.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/patches:
- Removed include_config_h.dpatch -- included upstream.
- Removed manpage_typos.dpatch -- included upstream.
2009-12-27 - Sebastian Harl <>
ncmpc (0.16-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Fixed accuracy of "Database updated" message; thanks to Joey Hess for
reporting this (Closes: #548266).
- Update volume display without delay; thanks to Joey Hess for reporting
this (Closes: #551271).
- Execute lyrics plugins according to their lexical sorting order; thanks
to Jonathan Neuschäfer for reporting this (Closes: #553063).
* debian/control:
- Build-depend on libmpdclient-dev, required by the new upstream release.
- Build-depend on dpatch.
- Let all packages depend on ${misc:Depends}.
* debian/rules:
- Run 'make check' unless the nocheck option has been specified in
* debian/patches:
- Added include_config_h.dpatch -- this patch adds some missing includes.
- Added manpage_typos.dpatch -- this patch fixes some typos in the
* Added debian/README.source:
- The file includes a pointer to /usr/share/doc/dpatch/README.source.gz.
2009-10-08 - Sebastian Harl <>
ncmpc (0.15-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- Fixed NULL pointer dereference when not yet connected; thanks to Joey
Hess for reporting this (Closes: #540415).
* debian/control:
- Updated Standards-Version to 3.8.3 - no changes.

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ncurses-doc_5.9+20140913-1+deb8u3_all.deb developer's guide and documentation for ncurses
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