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Bug#157093: ncurses-base: xterm-mono is not useable as an xterm without colors

Thomas Dickey writes:
> I looked at this a little tonight, and think I see the problem.  I set
> my LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /usr/lib/debug, set NCURSES_TRACE to trace calls,
> and ran dselect.  That makes a 'trace' file in the current directory.
> There's a call to wbkgdset() with a garbaged background value:
> called {wbkgdset(0x8078f9c,{' ' = 0x20 | {A_STANDOUT|A_ALTCHARSET|A_PROTECT|A...
> There are only three calls to this function in dselect, and the one with
> helpscreen_attr does not appear to initialize the value when the program
> is not started on a color terminal.

Based on your diagnosis I created the patch:

*** dpkg-1.10.9.orig/dselect/baselist.cc        Mon May  6 18:18:15 2002
--- dpkg-1.10.9/dselect/baselist.cc     Wed Jan  1 10:38:14 2003
*** 149,154 ****
--- 149,155 ----
      info_attr= list_attr;
      info_headattr= A_BOLD;
      whatinfo_attr= thisstate_attr;
+     helpscreen_attr= A_NORMAL;
    // set up windows and pads, based on screen size

This patch fixes the problem for me.

Sven Rudolph <sr1@sax.de>		http://www.sax.de/~sr1/

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