Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26971
cannot copy from tk clients (exmh, fetchmailconf) to paste to gnome-terminal
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:23 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0 i686; en-US; 0.7) Gecko/20010118
It seems that i cannot make copy/paste from exmh to gnome-terminal.. I
can copy/paste from exmh to emacs or to xterm but not to
gnome-terminal.. I can also copy/paste from emacs to gnome-term.. so as
a work around i can copy/paste from exmh -> emacs -> gnome-terminal..
While writing this mail i also tried to copy/paste from fetchmailconf to
gnome-term and it didn't work too.. fetchmailconf & exmh are both tk
Steps to Reproduce:
1. gnome-terminal &
2. fetchmailconf &
3. select some text in fetchmailconf with the mouse and try to paste it in the gnome-teminal
Actual Results: nothing happens..
Expected Results: The text is pasted in gnome-terminal
The bug was not present in guinness.. This may be gnome-core issue or tk issue
Are you pasting to gnome-terminal with middle mouse or with the Paste menu item?
Does one work and not the other? See
http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/clipboards.txt, this is probably a Tk bug.
Nevermind, the problem is that gnome-terminal was patched to use the
COMPOUND_TEXT target instead of the STRING target for paste as part of Japanese
multibyte support, this is incorrect, it needs to support both targets.
I'll fix this - it should be MUST-FIX as it will cause interoperability issues
with many clients.
Should be fixed in gnome-libs-1.2.8-8
Closing as fixed UPSTREAM. 1.x is no longer supported anyway.