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Bug#163093: marked as done (xboard: refuses to start on a 8bit $DISPLAY when some other programs interfere)

Your message dated Tue, 20 Jun 2006 02:17:12 -0700
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and subject line Bug#163093: fixed in xboard 4.2.7-6
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Package: xboard
Version: 4.2.6-2
Severity: important

See subject. While other programs work with more or less sucess using
256 bit color, xboard breaks completely. It only throws some lines about
XPM errors and exits. Note that on the same 8bit terminals under AIX
xboard seem to work okay (don't ask me which version), so I think this
may be a problem with the xpm library on Linux.

I cannot try yet, but IMHO the reason may also be the fact that AIX WM
did not allocate much colors, so there were still enough cells in the
PseudoColor table to install Xboard's colors. On Linux with Icewm, this
was not possible. Though (as said), no application should break because
of unavailable colors. Either do not display the, or emulate them using
dithering with colors from the PseudoColor table, but do not just exit,
even not telling the user the reason for the breakage.


-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux linda.rhrk.uni-kl.de 2.4.19 #1 SMP Son Sep 22 12:26:15 CEST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

Versions of packages xboard depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.2.5-11.2 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  xaw3dg                        1.5-13     Xaw3d widget set
ii  xlibs                         4.1.0-16   X Window System client libraries

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Source: xboard
Source-Version: 4.2.7-6

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
xboard, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/x/xboard/xboard_4.2.7-6.diff.gz
  to pool/main/x/xboard/xboard_4.2.7-6.dsc
  to pool/main/x/xboard/xboard_4.2.7-6_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 163093@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Alexander L. Belikoff <alexander@belikoff.net> (supplier of updated xboard package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.7
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 23:33:24 -0400
Source: xboard
Binary: xboard
Architecture: source i386
Version: 4.2.7-6
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Alexander L. Belikoff <alexander@belikoff.net>
Changed-By: Alexander L. Belikoff <alexander@belikoff.net>
 xboard     - An X Window System Chess Board
Closes: 163093 360942
 xboard (4.2.7-6) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fixed failure to launch on 8-bit displays (Closes: #163093)
   * Adopted the package (Closes: #360942)
 e73990a6532a662176cdccc26cbf2a09 625 games optional xboard_4.2.7-6.dsc
 45b1081c5f3469aef22647c800ae01f1 12143 games optional xboard_4.2.7-6.diff.gz
 3443166851bfe660ab7540b4b03fc42b 526298 games optional xboard_4.2.7-6_i386.deb

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