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Re: bug in cursor window control - but which package?

On Thu, Feb 17, 2000 at 09:16:31AM +0000, Gordon Russell wrote:
> There appears to be a strange bug somewhere in unstable Debian, but I
> cannot work out what it is, or which package it is in.
> Using either bash or tcsh in an xterm or powerwindow window, running
> vi or mutt and then exiting vi or mutt normally will sometimes result
> in the cursor position not being restored to the correct location in the
> window. This leaves the window looking very messy, although easily fixed
> by using ^L in the window to clear the screen.
> This is clearly not the correct screen behaviour. Both vi and mutt use
> libncurses.so.5 - is the fault there? Anyone else having this problem??
> I had this problem a while back, but is seemed to go away after a few
> package updates, but I have no idea which package was the cause then or
> now.

Have you resized your window after starting mutt or vi? In that case the 
mutt cq vi programm receives the resize command and not bash cq tcsh.
The programms should pass the resize command to their shell (after having 
resized themself of course).

Mzzl Joost (de zoveelste)

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