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Bug#206500: marked as done (dpkg: mouse within xterm - undesirable)

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Subject: dpkg: mouse within xterm - undesirable
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Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.10
Severity: wishlist

I really don't know where to report this: apt/dpkg/dialog etc

Enabling the mouse when dpkg-reconfiguring (or whatever) is
undesirable. At least, there should be an easy to set configuration
for whether or not it should be used.

My reason is that I try to copy some text from a dialog, and I can't,
because dialog interprets any mouse use as me trying to click on a
button - even if there is not a button in sight. I have to suspend the
configuration, copy the text, then paste into other xterm then
foreground the config again.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux scuzzie 2.4.21-rc7 #3 Tue Jun 10 14:54:56 EST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                       1.10.10    a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                         2.3.2-2    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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the problem you are seeing stems from that xterm and ncurses have mouse
support, which is usually a good thing.  If you want to select text, 
hold down shift while selecting text, or use a different terminal 
emulator (which does not support passing mouse clicks through to 

I'm closing this bug.

- tfheen

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