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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 has to do with the terminfo codes used for the SMCUP and RMCUP
capabilities.

I need to talk to Tom Dickey (upstream xterm maintainer) about whether we
should change those.  He fixed this bug a while back in the XFree86 3.9
series xterms but may not have backported it to 3.3.x.

The xterm* terminfo files are in the ncurses-base package.

The uncompiled terminfo file that I submitted to the ncurses maintainer can
be found in /usr/share/doc/xterm.  What he uses is not supposed to differ
from what I send him (since I maintain the xterm program itself, I can
better keep track of when changes to its terminal definition need to take
place), but I think someone harassed him into changing something else.
I've since asked him to reassign bugs in the xterm terminfo descriptions to
the xterm package, so I can deal with them.

The current xterm termtype policy is also described in
/usr/share/doc/xterm.  Be sure to check version 3.3.6-3 of the package. (-4
is forthcoming.)

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