Bug 246571 - tcsh doesn't expand %d, %s format specifiers correctly
tcsh doesn't expand %d, %s format specifiers correctly
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tcsh (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Vitezslav Crhonek
Bill Huang
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Reported: 2007-07-03 02:18 EDT by Charles R. Anderson
Modified: 2010-11-01 04:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-01 04:30:11 EDT
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proposed patch (702 bytes, patch)
2010-03-23 10:59 EDT, Vitezslav Crhonek
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Description Charles R. Anderson 2007-07-03 02:18:18 EDT
Description of problem:

tcsh is behaving very strangely with respect to outputting messages
that involve replacing format specifiers with actual variable values.  
The %d, %s, etc. format specifiers are being output literally, and
some parts of the output are being duplicated.  This occurs in many
different places where tcsh displays messages/prompts for the user.  I
have noticed it so far in the "You have new mail" message and the
prompt that tcsh displays when a tab-completion or ctrl-d completion
output would exceed the listmax setting.

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See bug #146330 for the original FC3 bug w/fix.
Comment 1 Vitezslav Crhonek 2010-03-23 10:59:49 EDT
Created attachment 402075 [details]
proposed patch

Backported from newer tcsh version.
Comment 2 Ludek Smid 2010-11-01 04:30:11 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.

Red Hat does not currently plan to fix this issue in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux update for currently deployed products.

With the goal of minimizing risk of change for deployed systems, and in response to customer and partner requirements, Red Hat takes a conservative approach when evaluating enhancements and defects for inclusion in maintenance updates for currently deployed products. The primary objectives of update releases are to enable new hardware platform support and to resolve critical defects.

For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance policies, please consult: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

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