Re: bug in cursor window control - but which package?
On Fri, Feb 18, 2000 at 08:14:29AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt was heard to say:
> 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.
> It's been happening to me for years. I think there's bug reports against
> rxvt for it. I couldn't get it to happen just now, actually, so maybe
> there's been a fix. Mostly noticeable in vi.
I see this in xterms in potato..I mentioned it a few weeks ago on this list
and was told it's a problem in the terminfo files (?)
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