Bug 5176 - iowin command broken in redhat 6
iowin command broken in redhat 6
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xxgdb (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 1999-09-16 23:15 EDT by j.cooper
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-20 02:58:23 EDT
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Description j.cooper 1999-09-16 23:15:25 EDT
The xxgdb package comes with xxgdbiowin not compiled.  I
installed the source with
	rpm -ih xxgdb-1.12-10.src.rpm
and then
	rpm -bc xxgdb.spec
I noticed that the Imakefile already has
so I said:
	make xxgdbiowin
I made sure all ather copies of xxgdbiowin were removed and
in /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/xxgdb-1.12 said
	./xxgdb xxgdb
If I then say to xxgdb
(with . in my path).  A window is popped up, but xxgdb then

iowin is important for debugging ncurses programs.  It was
working with redhat 5.1.
Comment 1 j.cooper 1999-09-20 22:08:59 EDT
The experiment I described did actually show a correctly working IO
window, but after I installed the programmes I could not get it to
work again.  I will reinstall redhat 6 and retry.
Comment 2 j.cooper 1999-10-20 02:58:59 EDT
workaround:  xxgdbiowin will sometimes leave a special file in /tmp:
srwxrwxr-x   1 jc       jc              0 Oct 20 14:35 iowindowtty
Note the first char of that long listing.  Removing the file seems to
let me run iowin again.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-08 14:41:45 EST
The work around seems to be adequate, as debugging ncurses with xxgdb hardly
to have a critically important impact. Please reopen if you disagree.

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