Bug 4270 - termcap 2.0.8 & escaped colon
termcap 2.0.8 & escaped colon
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: termcap (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-30 08:32 EDT by ce
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-21 13:00:52 EDT
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Description ce 1999-07-30 08:32:20 EDT
A termcap capability that contains the colon (:) can no
longer be defined using one of the escape methods \072 or \:
in V2.0.8. This problem occurred after the (otherwise
excellent) shrink mechanism has been added. The solution to
the problem is easy, we only need to prevent the colon from
being shrinked:

% diff termcap-old.c termcap.c
111c111
<       if ((c & 0x7f) > 31)
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>       if ((c & 0x7f) > 31 && c != ':')  /* Do not shrink
the colon */

I have sent this report also to hjl@gnu.ai.mit.edu and
miquels@cistron.nl
Comment 1 ce 1999-08-03 20:36:59 EDT
I have received this email from H.J. Lu:
I no longer maintain libtermcap. I am using ncurses. You may want
to send to RedHat since they still use it.

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H.J. Lu (hjl@gnu.org)
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-21 13:00:59 EDT
Fixed in libtermcap-2.0.8-16 from Raw Hide. Thanks for the patch.

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