Bug 7043 - Gnome Terminal prompt
Gnome Terminal prompt
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-libs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
: 6072 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-11-16 08:34 EST by andrew.pickin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-29 14:51:33 EST
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Description andrew.pickin 1999-11-16 08:34:51 EST
After running vi in a gnome terminal, the terminal's prompt is prefixed
with as 'c'.
This does not happen with the graphical '-g' option with vim.
Does happen with vim 5.4 rpm and 5.5 built from source.
It does not affect regular xterms.


[root@royals init.d]# vim
c[root@royals init.d]# vi -v
c[root@royals init.d]# PS1='> '
> vi
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 1999-11-17 16:40:59 EST
I can reproduce this, but I have no idea what causes it.
I'm sending it upstream to the gnome-terminal author to
see what he thinks.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 1999-11-29 12:06:59 EST
*** Bug 6072 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2000-01-24 12:11:59 EST
This bug has just been fixed in the upstream CVS version of GNOME;
when the GNOME Project makes a release of the fixed version,
we will include it in Red Hat.
Comment 4 Preston Brown 2000-02-16 10:36:59 EST

Will this make it for 6.2?
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2000-02-16 12:21:59 EST
CVS version (stable branch) seems to have a number of fixes, including
this and the segfault-if-E-background-pixmap-no-longer-exists bug.
I think I'll just diff our tarball against the CVS version of the
terminal and apply the patch to the RPM. However the patch is somewhat large and
it makes me a bit nervous to use the unreleased code.
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2000-02-17 12:23:59 EST
On second thought, it turns out that on Feb 1 we updated the Rawhide
RPM to the latest upstream version, and I can no longer reproduce this
Comment 7 andrew.pickin 2000-02-18 04:08:59 EST
If gnome-core-1.0.55-7.i386.rpm is supposed to fix this bug, unfortunately I can
confirm that it DOES NOT.

-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root        50800 Feb  9 00:58 /usr/bin/gnome-terminal

still puts a 'c' on the prompt on returning from vim.

Comment 8 Havoc Pennington 2000-02-18 11:27:59 EST
The bug is in gnome-LIBS not gnome-core. If upgrading the libraries
doesn't help then let me know.
Comment 9 andrew.pickin 2000-02-18 11:33:59 EST
Yes fixed, agreed, it's gone away. Thanks.
Comment 10 andrew.pickin 2000-02-21 06:12:59 EST
No. It's only fixed over remote login.


[root@royals GNOME]# rpm -Uvh gnome-libs-1.0.55-9.i386.rpm
package gnome-libs-1.0.55-9 is already installed
package gnome-libs-devel-1.0.55-9 is already installed
[root@royals GNOME]# vi
c[root@royals GNOME]#
Comment 11 Preston Brown 2000-02-23 21:01:59 EST
havoc: this bug does persist. Not sure if it is going to get fixed or not...
Comment 12 Havoc Pennington 2000-02-29 14:51:59 EST
ok, NOW it is supposed to be fixed with the latest gnome-libs.
Comment 13 andrew.pickin 2000-03-01 07:35:59 EST
AMP: Sorry, still there!

[root@royals download]# rpm -Uvh gnome-libs-1.0.55-12.i386.rpm
package gnome-libs-1.0.55-12 is already installed
[root@royals download]# vi
c[root@royals download]# date
Wed Mar  1 12:44:26 GMT 2000

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