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

On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> 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.

It looked like this problem was gone the other day when I read this mail,
but last night I experienced it on either x86 or PPC Potato (forgot which
box, but I think x86) and also today on x86 Potato. All 3 have been
dist-upgraded this week, so are fairly current.

For today's instance I was ssh'd to a SuSE box and from there ssh2'd to a
RedHat box. On the RedHat box I was running linuxconf in console
mode. After exiting linuxconf the cursor didn't get properly replaced.


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