Bug 45634 - Fix alt key in slang/mutt
Fix alt key in slang/mutt
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: slang (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-24 10:15 EDT by Joe Orton
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-24 10:17:44 EDT
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spec file patch (759 bytes, patch)
2001-06-24 10:16 EDT, Joe Orton
no flags Details | Diff
The slang patch (2.34 KB, patch)
2001-06-24 10:17 EDT, Joe Orton
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Joe Orton 2001-06-24 10:15:09 EDT
Description of Problem:
The 'Alt' key doesn't work in mutt.

How Reproducible:
Try 'alt-b' from a mailbox index: should prompt to Search with pattern "~b"

Actual Results:
mutt prints "Key is not bound."

Additional Information:
There is a patch included in mutt's contrib directory to fix this
behaviour: mutt's INSTALL file says

        There is a bug in most (if not all) S-Lang versions which
        prevents the Meta key from working with mutt.  A patch can
        be found in the file contrib/patch.slang-1.2.2.keypad.1 in
        this mutt distribution.

I've re-diffed this patch against 1.4.4 and will attach the patch and spec
file change. It works for me...
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2001-06-24 10:16:40 EDT
Created attachment 21646 [details]
spec file patch
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2001-06-24 10:17:40 EDT
Created attachment 21647 [details]
The slang patch
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-06-25 14:03:36 EDT
Added in 1.4.4-3, thanks.

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