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Bug#167495: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#167495: xterm: /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color shouldn't define unnecessary resources)

On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 09:35:32PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 12:12:26 -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > I got the latter two to work by saying the following:
> > 
> > *VT100.Scrollbar.background:          grey
> > *VT100.Scrollbar.foreground:          black
> This is not surprising, but this is not an acceptable solution for me,
> just a hack.

Tom Dickey pointed out that the problem may be that I'm setting the
class names instead of the instance names in the app-defaults file, so
I'll see about changing that.

> > I'm not sure why the VT100 is necessary; my system has no resource
> > settings more specific than *Scrollbar that would cause the settings you
> > specified to be ignored.
> > 
> > So there may be a bug Xrm, Athena, or XTerm here.
> But where to report the bug?

Ask upstream (xpert@xfree86.org, and ask for private CCs).  Once they've
narrowed it down to which of the above is the problem, file a Debian bug

> > Changing the thickness doesn't work at all, probably because its effect
> > is overriden by the usage of "backgroundPixmap".  Also see Debian Bug
> > #147753.
> IMHO, when the user sets something, the conflicting resources should be
> disabled.

I agree, but we need to know where the problem is before anything can be
done about it.

G. Branden Robinson                |
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       kernel panic -- causal failure
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