Bug 26971 - cannot copy from tk clients (exmh, fetchmailconf) to paste to gnome-terminal
cannot copy from tk clients (exmh, fetchmailconf) to paste to gnome-terminal
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Ben Levenson
Florence Gold
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Reported: 2001-02-10 13:18 EST by Anvil
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-03-29 15:34:53 EST
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Description Anvil 2001-02-10 13:18:21 EST
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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

Reproducible: Always
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
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-02-12 12:01:13 EST
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.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2001-02-12 20:05:00 EST
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.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-02-19 14:26:20 EST
Should be fixed in  gnome-libs-1.2.8-8
Comment 4 Kjartan Maraas 2004-03-29 15:34:53 EST
Closing as fixed UPSTREAM. 1.x is no longer supported anyway.

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