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Bug#2963: dselect arrow keys don't work after a search



I wrote:
> Steve Greenland writes:
> > In dselect, in the package selection list, after using the '/' key to search,
> > the arrow keys no longer move up and down, but instead cause a return
> > to the main menu. The other movement keys ('n' and 'p') work fine.
> > If you do something that causes the dependency resolution screen
> > to come up, and then return to the selection screen, the arrow
> > keys return to normal, until you do another search.
>
> I can reproduce this problem with my newly-compiled dselect 1.2.0,
> using ncurses 1.9.9e-1.
>
> It is not a bug in dselect - it's a bug in ncurses, that wgetnstr (or
> whatever the call is, I forget) does something to xterm to screw up
> the arrow keys.
>
> I'm reassigning this bug report.

Is there any chance that this will be fixed soon ?

You see, the arrow keys, when the bug happens, get interpreted as
`exit without confirming changes', which can be very annoying indeed.

If this problem is not likely to be solved before the 1.1
full-internet beta test I'll remove the mapping from ESC to `abort'.

Ian.


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