Bug 136374 - msgbox function in dialog adding addional blank lines
Summary: msgbox function in dialog adding addional blank lines
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dialog
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-19 16:18 UTC by Rob Landry
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-10-19 20:29:59 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
suggested patch (1.53 KB, patch)
2004-10-19 16:20 UTC, Rob Landry
no flags Details | Diff
hides percent when not needed (749 bytes, patch)
2004-10-19 21:02 UTC, Rob Landry
no flags Details | Diff

Description Rob Landry 2004-10-19 16:18:12 UTC
Description of problem:

adds blank lines to msgbox preventing proper formating.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

every time.

Steps to Reproduce:

run any msgbox sample; notice the blank line at the top; or...

dialog --msgbox
10 20

...will cause it; you will notice the text does not start at the top
nor does it reach the bottom.

Actual results:

extra new lines you didn't specify; adding them simply causes 2.

Expected results:

no extra lines; only the text as put in.

Additional info:

Comment 2 Rob Landry 2004-10-19 16:20:47 UTC
Created attachment 105452 [details]
suggested patch

appears to fix the issue for me; also resolves the extra trailing spaces

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-19 20:29:59 UTC
patch applied in dialog-1.0-20040731-2

Comment 4 Rob Landry 2004-10-19 21:01:08 UTC
thanks, unfortunately I couldn't find the .i386 version so I just
grabbed the .src rpm and rebuilt it local (though x86_64, ppc, ppc64,
ia64, etc. all appeared to be there).  Unfortunately I noticed a bad
side effect of my patch :(  It now always prints the percent even when
the text fits.  I'll attach a patch that corrects that in just a bit.
 Having the percent isn't catostrophic it's just cleaner not to have
it where it's not needed.  I also noticed --textbox puts ()'s not
spaces around the percent as I added, though it's otherwise completely
different code.

Comment 5 Rob Landry 2004-10-19 21:02:29 UTC
Created attachment 105465 [details]
hides percent when not needed

corrects condition where the percert is always displayed even though the text

Comment 6 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-20 13:13:42 UTC
patch applied in dialog-1.0-20040731-3

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