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Re: Curses/xterm/cursor location oddness

On 03-Feb-00, 18:03 (CST), Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows@brown.edu> wrote: 

>   I'd file this as a bug report, but I don't know whether it's a
> problem with curses, xterm, the terminfo files, bash (??), or my own
> code..
>   A dsecription of the problem is fairly simple, though. After running
> some curses-based programs in a Debian xterm, the cursor position
> appears to not be properly restored upon returning to the prompt.
> Usually this means that the prompt moves several, or even many, lines
> up, causing all the text on the terminal to become confused and hard
> to read (I usually end up Ctrl-Ling or running 'reset' to clear the
> screen) Non-xterms appear to be fine.

It's baaackkk. This was a bug in ncurses4, got fixed, and is now back
ncurses5. Crap.

IIRC, it was a bug in the xterm terminfo entry. I see that Branden
recently submitted an updated xterm entry, and I think the problem
resurfaced with that release of ncurses-base. Branden, Joel, can you
work to resolve this? Sadly, I can't find a copy of the original bug
report and discussion. The problem existed as recently as Sept 15, 99 (I
kept getting nvi bug reports...)


Steve Greenland <vmole@swbell.net>
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