Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427217
Highlighting is turned on by default in conf.pl
Last modified: 2009-03-18 15:11:21 EDT
Description of problem:
Default config.php used by Fedora has $config_use_color set to 1. It enables use
of highlighting in configuration utility. Highlighting does not work correctly
in default Gnome Terminal color settings.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Try using conf.pl when gnome terminal is set to use system colors and colors are
turned on in conf.pl.
Commands and some menu elements are not visible.
Commands and menu element should be visible or highlighted.
Noticed one more thing. Issue can be fixed in conf.pl without changing
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Issue is still present in squirrelmail-1.4.16-1.fc10.noarch.rpm
fixed in squirrelmail-1.4.17-3.fc10
fixed in squirrelmail-1.4.17-5.fc11
it's brought some question (sm mailing list):
note: if you want to test this you need to (remove and) do fresh install because config files are not replaced during update.
squirrelmail-1.4.17-3.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
(In reply to comment #5)
> fixed in squirrelmail-1.4.17-3.fc10
> fixed in squirrelmail-1.4.17-5.fc11
> it's brought some question (sm mailing list):
> note: if you want to test this you need to (remove and) do fresh install
> because config files are not replaced during update.
Correct solution is to fix ANSI sequences in conf.pl
It does not require changes in config files
(In reply to comment #7)
> Correct solution is to fix ANSI sequences in conf.pl
> It does not require changes in config files
In conf.pl I can do two things:
1) disable colors - remove if ($config_use_color...
but this would brake "Turn color on/off" in conf.pl menu
2) change color
but change it to what? There is classic terminal, terminal in gnome, terminal in kde (with different default color in KDE 4.2), xfce,... I don't know what color I should use to make it readable everywhere... ?
and maybe there are some users with black&white monitors in server room?
conf.pl has hardcoded ANSI white escape sequence. $WHT = "\x1B[37;1m";
$WHT = "\x1B[1m"; can provide enough highlighting and it does not depend on terminal's color schema.
(In reply to comment #10)
> conf.pl has hardcoded ANSI white escape sequence. $WHT = "\x1B[37;1m";
> $WHT = "\x1B[1m"; can provide enough highlighting and it does not depend on
> terminal's color schema.
Ok, it seems to work in most cases (in some color schemas it's highlighted but you need a lot of imagination).
I'll ask upstream for this change. If they accept it, I'll use it, otherwise I'll use config_use_color=0. Modified config file seems to me less invasive than source code modification and menu highlighting doesn't seem to be mission critical :)
(In reply to comment #11)
> I'll ask upstream for this change. ...
wow, that was pretty fast...
used this patch:
btw, do you want co-maintain fedora package? :o)
squirrelmail-1.4.17-4.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
(In reply to comment #13)
> btw, do you want co-maintain fedora package? :o)
I am not a SquirrelMail developer. I was SquirrelMail developer n years ago, I know the code, but I run own forked version of SquirrelMail.
squirrelmail-1.4.17-4.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.