After the (successful?) installation of GRASS I get the following error
Starting GRASS ... /usr/local/grass5/etc/set_data: error while loading shared libraries: libtermcap.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directoryWhat to do?
After the installation of the termcap library, GRASS will work.
E.g., for SuSe Linux: the termcap library is located in package series [a]
Failing that, try creating a symbolic link, e.g.
cd /lib ln -s libncurses.so.5 /usr/lib/libtermcap.so.2(Use a path and version which is correct for your system.)
On systems which don't have a separate libtermcap, the functionality which it provides is often included in libncurses.