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Bug#444250: marked as done (ncurses-base: xterm.ti (the terminfo database) is out of sync with the current xterm)

Your message dated Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:37:20 +0000
with message-id <E1NrKme-0004lH-IX@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#444250: fixed in ncurses 5.7+20100313-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #444250,
regarding ncurses-base: xterm.ti (the terminfo database) is out of sync with the current xterm
to be marked as done.

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Package: ncurses-base
Version: 5.5-5
Severity: normal

I have noticed that Shift F1-F4, Ctrl F1-F4 and similar combinations do
not work as expected in xterm when it is used with the terminfo database
shipped with ncurses-base. On the other hand, these combinations work okay
with the database I have compiled from xterm.terminfo file shipped with
the xterm package.

People on debian-russian explained me that as a workaround I could set
XTerm*modifyFunctionKeys to 0 to force xterm to use the old obsolete behavior.
This helps, however in Debian this resource is not set by default.

Just in case I am attaching a short program you can use to test the
keys and see the problem.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (900, 'proposed-updates'), (900, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-minimal
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages ncurses-base depends on:
ii  libncurses5                   5.5-5      Shared libraries for terminal hand

ncurses-base recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

Attachment: nctest.tar.gz
Description: Binary data

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Source: ncurses
Source-Version: 5.7+20100313-1

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

  to main/n/ncurses/lib32ncurses5-dev_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/lib32ncurses5_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/lib32ncursesw5-dev_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/lib32ncursesw5_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dbg_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dev_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/libncurses5_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dbg_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dev_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/ncurses-base_5.7+20100313-1_all.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/ncurses-bin_5.7+20100313-1_amd64.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/ncurses-term_5.7+20100313-1_all.deb
  to main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.7+20100313-1.diff.gz
  to main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.7+20100313-1.dsc
  to main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.7+20100313.orig.tar.gz

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 444250@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> (supplier of updated ncurses package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:45:58 +0100
Source: ncurses
Binary: libncurses5 libncurses5-dev libncurses5-dbg libncursesw5 libncursesw5-dev libncursesw5-dbg lib64ncurses5 lib64ncurses5-dev lib32ncurses5 lib32ncurses5-dev lib32ncursesw5 lib32ncursesw5-dev ncurses-bin ncurses-base ncurses-term
Architecture: source amd64 all
Version: 5.7+20100313-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Craig Small <csmall@debian.org>
Changed-By: Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>
 lib32ncurses5 - shared libraries for terminal handling (32-bit)
 lib32ncurses5-dev - developer's libraries for ncurses (32-bit)
 lib32ncursesw5 - shared libraries for terminal handling (wide character support) (
 lib32ncursesw5-dev - developer's libraries for ncursesw (32-bit)
 lib64ncurses5 - shared libraries for terminal handling (64-bit)
 lib64ncurses5-dev - developer's libraries for ncurses (64-bit)
 libncurses5 - shared libraries for terminal handling
 libncurses5-dbg - debugging/profiling libraries for ncurses
 libncurses5-dev - developer's libraries and docs for ncurses
 libncursesw5 - shared libraries for terminal handling (wide character support)
 libncursesw5-dbg - debugging/profiling libraries for ncurses
 libncursesw5-dev - developer's libraries for ncursesw
 ncurses-base - basic terminal type definitions
 ncurses-bin - terminal-related programs and man pages
 ncurses-term - additional terminal type definitions
Closes: 365120 429198 444250 509919 532022 542031 543852 550716 553239 556378 563272 573597
 ncurses (5.7+20100313-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Sven Joachim ]
   * New upstream patchlevel.
     - Workaround for bug in g++ 4.1-4.4 warnings for wattrset() macro
       on amd64 (Closes: #542031).
     - Fix typo in curs_mouse.3x (Closes: #429198).
     - Modify CF_MAN_PAGES configure macro to replace all occurrences of
       TPUT in tput.1's manpage (Closes: #573597).
     - Bump shlibs version, as there are several new symbols.
   * Remove patch introduced in 5.5-2, applied upstream. Remove patch
     introduced in version 5.7+20090627-1, no longer necessary.
   * Switch patch system to quilt.
     - Add a short debian/README.source as recommended by policy.
   * Configure with /usr/share/terminfo as default terminfo dir, so that
     we get the correct tabset directory (Closes: #509919, LP: #200773).
   * Update xterm terminfo entry from xterm 246 (Closes: #444250).
   * Derive xterm{16,256,88}-color from xterm-debian rather than
     xterm-new for correct backspace key behavior.
   * Move the debugging libraries back to /usr/lib/debug (Closes: #553239),
     ship detached debugging symbols (Closes: #532022).
   * Fix typo in debian/rules that lead to a dangling symlink in
     lib64ncurses-dev (Closes: #563272).
   * Install the binaries built without trace support in ncurses-bin
     to avoid symbol lookup errors (Closes: #365120).
   * Build static libraries with "--without-dlsym" (Closes: #556378).
   * Remove compatibility symlinks in /usr/share/terminfo that were only
     necessary for upgrades from versions prior to 5.4-9.
   * debian/control cleanups:
     - Adjust priority of the source package to required.
     - Remove duplicate Section field for library packages.
     - Fix dependencies of lib32ncursesw5-dev.
     - Fix long descriptions of 32-bit packages on 64-bit systems.
     - Do not recommend libgpm2 in non-native library packages, nor on
       non-Linux architectures.
     - Remove very old Replaces/Conflicts/Provides on ncurses-developer,
       ncurses and tput.
     - Version the "Replaces: ia32-libs" for lib32ncurses-dev.
     - Remove no longer needed "Replaces: ncurses-term" and
       "Depends: libncurses5" from ncurses-base.
     - Set Homepage field to http://invisible-island.net/ncurses/.
     - Add Vcs-Browser and Vcs-Git fields.
     - Add ${misc:Depends} in all Depends fields.
     - Add myself to Uploaders.
   * Add lintian override for alleged spelling error in ncurses-base'
     extended description; "linux" refers to a terminal type there.
   * Use dh_install instead of dh_movefiles to install files and clean
     up debian/rules a bit.
   * Update Standards-Version to 3.8.4, no changes needed.
   [ Craig Small ]
   * New maintainer Closes: 543852
   * Cross compile patch applied Closes: #550716
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