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Re: Bug#95018: UTF-8 Patch breaks slrn display on UTF-8 terminal

Jim Mintha <jim@ic.uva.nl>:

> There seem to be a whole bunch of problems with the utf8 slang
> packages.  People are having trouble with slrn, lynx, etc.  Possibly
> these packages just need to be recompiled but the following seems more
> serious:
> > On Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 11:36:38PM +0200 , Jim Mintha wrote:
> > > I just uploaded them.  (I just realized that i missed adding the
> > > Closes, but I'll do it by hand)  Let me know if there are problems.
> > 
> > there are. like debconf/whiptail segfaulting. Not evern recompile helps.
> > Arguably it's a bug in newt, because it's not using the correct slang type
> > defines, but still. It changes the API of slang, so every program using it,
> > must be recompiled. Also querybts doesn't work
> > 
> > 				Petr Cech
> Any thoughts at what should be done?  Can these be fixed, or should we
> make a seperate slang-utf8 package?

Was this the latest, patched newt that you recompiled (0.50.17-4)? If
so, please tell me more about the segfault.

The UTF-8 slang certainly has a changed binary interface, so
recompilation of other packages is required. It's debatable whether
you should call it a changed API, but it's not surprising if some
packages require minor bug fixes as well as recompilation. The same
fixes will be required for slang2, anyway.


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