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Bug#263877: Various display artifacts in uxterm



Package: xterm
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6
Severity: normal

This would have been Severity: minor, except that today I ran into a case
where it actually lost information (for all practical purposes) which should
have been displayed.  I originally noticed that threaded mode in mutt was
not handled correctly:

1. Open an mbox in mutt with some threads in it: mutt -f <mbox file>

2. Set threaded mode: 'o', 't' (drawn correctly)

3. Cause uxterm to redraw, e.g. by switching desktops, iconifying/restoring
uxterm, etc. (drawn incorrectly, some parts of the screen revert to the
uxterm background colour where they had previously been set to a different
colour)

Today, I noticed a somewhat different situation with hdparm:

1. man hdparm (I happen to have hdparm 5.5-4, and use less(1) as a pager)

2. Scroll to line 44 (in the paragraph describing the '-c' option)

3. Note that part of the sentence "A numeric paramter[sic] can be used..."
is omitted (this is clear from reading the text).  It reads:

"A numeric parameter can be  used  to  enable/disable  32‐bit I/O support:
Currently sup‐ ported values include 0 to disable  32‐bit  I/O  support,
[whitespace] enable 32-bit data transfers"

while the text should read:

"A numeric parameter can be  used  to  enable/disable  32‐bit I/O support:
Currently sup‐ ported values include 0 to disable  32‐bit  I/O  support,
_1_ to enable 32-bit data transfers" ("_1_ to in place of [whitespace])

Setting LC_ALL=C prevents both these effects (I typically use en_US.UTF-8).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

Versions of packages xterm depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-15   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libexpat1                 1.95.6-8       XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libfontconfig1            2.2.3-1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.1.7-2.1      FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libice6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libncurses5               5.4-4          Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System Session Management
ii  libxaw7                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Athena widget set library
ii  libxext6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxft2                   2.1.2-6        FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxmu6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System miscellaneous util
ii  libxpm4                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X pixmap library
ii  libxrender1               0.8.3-7        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Toolkit Intrinsics
hi  xlibs                     4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System client libraries m
ii  xlibs-data                4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System client data

-- debconf information excluded

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 - mdz



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