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Re: [vile] strange 9.7 vile behavior under FreeBSD

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [vile] strange 9.7 vile behavior under FreeBSD
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:06:44 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008, Gary Jennejohn wrote:


I've updated the FreeBSD vile port to 9.7 and now I'm observing _very_
strange behavior.

If I don't make vile with ICONV support, then when I start it, it
totally ignores all keyboard input.  Note that it comes up just fine and
has also loaded the (in my test shmode) appropriate filter.

Configuring --with-trace would at least get something that you can
see keystrokes in.  For debugging, I'd added some trace in eightbit.c

If it's not due to some setting in your .vilerc, then the "Trace.out"
is much smaller when running from a stub-sized .vilerc

The last version I'd updated the port to was 9.6e and I know that vile
worked just fine without ICONV support there.  The 9.7 xvile also works
without ICONV support turned on.

I've found a workaround - if ICONV is turned off then if I also turn
off i18n support (--without-iconv --without-locale) then vile works OK.

Conversely, if ICONV is turned on then I also turn on i18n, but I'm not so
certain that's the correct thing to do.  But --with-locale seems to be the
default anyway. which seems questionable to me.

This all seems kind of strange though.

huh - I never saw that.  I _have_ had problems with the locale on some
older boxes (particularly with the perl interface), and had disabled
the locale code for those.  But not the same symptom, iirc, though the
issue isn't always the same.

I assume you're seeing this with a recent FreeBSD though - I've got
a FreeBSD 6.0 for local testing.


BTW my locale settings:
garyj:peedub:~:-bash:35> locale

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