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

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: gpm/dialog interaction (was RE: Display backslash-n in dialog?)
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:55:28 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 19 Sep 2011, Moray Henderson wrote:

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
which allowed it to open an unwanted connection for xterm.  (For quite
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

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
in ncurses with its 5.6 release - looks like CentOS 5.6 has the
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.

agreed - I reviewed the change logs, to see how to improve my faq.
5.7 should be good.

Thanks again.

no problem (report bugs)

Thomas E. Dickey

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