Bug 18658 - possible problem with $HOME/.terminfo + set[gu]id programs
possible problem with $HOME/.terminfo + set[gu]id programs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncurses (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-10-08 17:12 EDT by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-09 05:17:37 EDT
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Description Pekka Savola 2000-10-08 17:12:53 EDT
OpenBSD people have issued a fix a couple of days ago for libcurses which
makes it ignore terminal descriptions in $HOME/.terminfo as well as

I looked at this briefly, and the the basic idea behind it seems to be
applicable for curses 4.0-5.1 (at least) on RHL.  I'm not sure if this is strictly 
necessary, but probably would be worth checking out.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-09 05:17:34 EDT
We're aware of the problem and its fix (it's somewhat different from the BSD
one); the fixed package will be released later today.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-11 08:46:37 EDT
The fixed package is in rawhide; the updates are (still) waiting for QA

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