Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60044
undelete command shows empty screen
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Running 'undelete' returns an empty screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.delete a file with safedelete
Actual Results: xterm display is empty (press control-C to exit).
Same result on text-console.
Expected Results: List of deleted files.
I found this bug earlier and there was a bug report which never was
fixed (but disappeared from bugzilla). I think it started with Redhat version
6.0, but I'm not sure. Earlier versions worked fine. I believe it is a problem
with the 'stdin/stdout' setup. Ncurses assumes certain settings (buffering), etc.
I have a patch which partially fixes the problem (see below).I say partially,
because in my opinion the program 'safedelete' is correct, something else is
broken (terminal emulation or ncurses). However, the fix won't break safedelete
in other circumstances, so I would like to ask you to apply the patch in future
diff -uNr safedelete-1.3-orig/undelete.c safedelete-1.3/undelete.c
--- safedelete-1.3-orig/undelete.c Tue Feb 19 09:46:18 2002
+++ safedelete-1.3/undelete.c Tue Feb 19 11:22:54 2002
@@ -1832,6 +1832,7 @@
/* We need at least a 24x80 screen to do our thing */
Since this is not bad enough to require an errata and Powertools has been discontinued,
there's no release in which we can fix this.