Bug#52878: marked as done (knews (unstable) can't post (S-Lang Error))
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From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: knews (unstable) can't post (S-Lang Error)
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When I click "Post --> Post a new article", I receive the error message:
Failed to open terminal.S-Lang Error: Unknown Error Code
SLcurses_initscr: init failed
I am using package slang1 version 1.3.9-1. (I assume that these versions
of slang and knews are incompatible.)
I am using Debian potato, Linux kernel 2.2.13
and libc-2.1.2.so (libc6 version 2.1.2-10).
Jeremy C. Reed
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From: Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#52878: knews (unstable) can't post (S-Lang Error)
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On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 10:17:44AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Dec 1999 at 10:53:38 -0800 (PST), Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > When I click "Post --> Post a new article", I receive the error message:
> > Failed to open terminal.S-Lang Error: Unknown Error Code
> > SLcurses_initscr: init failed
> > I am using package slang1 version 1.3.9-1. (I assume that these versions
> > of slang and knews are incompatible.)
> Sorry for the late reply; knews has been lacking active maintenance in
> Debian for some time (and I'm just doing QA work).
I've now taken over maintenance of knews.
> knews doesn't use S-Lang, so I don't believe this error can be coming
> from it. Perhaps the error was really from something like your editor?
I think this must have been the case. Perhaps you were using a working
editor manually for everything else and the default editor on your
system (update-alternatives --config editor) was broken. It's probably
much too late now to discover what the problem was, but at any rate it
doesn't appear to have been a knews bug.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]