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gpm/dialog interaction (was RE: Display backslash-n in dialog?)

From: Moray Henderson
Subject: gpm/dialog interaction (was RE: Display backslash-n in dialog?)
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 11:16:41 +0100

> From: Thomas Dickey [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: 19 September 2011 10:44
> The most likely problem is that I overlooked a problem with gpm in
> ncurses
> which allowed it to open an unwanted connection for xterm.  (For quite
> a
> while this wasn't a problem since gpm and X wouldn't work together, but
> finally X was fixed, and packagers began turning on gpm without asking
> anymore).
> The connections aren't closed, and after a few tries, the application
> becomes unusable.  It's still a problem with CentOS iirc, since I fixed
> it
> in ncurses with its 5.6 release - looks like CentOS 5.6 has the
> previous
> release for ncurses still (more than five years old).  I can lookup the
> exact versions later, but am short of time this morning.

Ah, that explains it.  It's no problem for us to have gpm disabled in CentOS
5, and CentOS 6 uses ncurses 5.7-3.20090208 so it looks like it should be
fixed there.

Thanks again.

"To err is human; to purr, feline."

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