Install Termite's terminfo
On many systems Termite’s terminfo is not available by default. That’s a problem since you cannot start ncurses apps, when the terminfo is missing. I usually run into this problem when I try to ssh into a newly installed machine. Here is a one-liner to fix the issue (you have to run this command on the remote, not you local machine!).
The command above adds a terminfo entry to the system-wide database. If you don’t have root access on the remote machine, simply remove the
sudo from the command, which will make the terminfo available only to the current user.