List of build dependencies for Ubuntu 16.04 has wrong package names

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The page at has a list of packages to install for Ubuntu 12.04 to 16.04, which does not match the actual packages available on 16.04: - libz-dev should be zlib1g-dev - libncurses-dev should be libncurses5-dev - libncursesw-dev should be libncursesw5-dev

In the first two cases apt-get automatically chooses the correct package, but in the final case it does not.

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  1. bmerry reporter

    If I'm not mistaken, this is exactly the difference between the lists recommended for 16.04 versus 17.04 - so I suggest changing "(like 17.04)" to "(16.04 onwards)" and "(12.04 to 16.04)" to "(12.04 to 15.10)", assuming that 16.04 is actually where the transition happened.

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