Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78392
screen destroys layout of man
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
if you call man <prg> in screen it destroys the layout of the man page and makes
it unreadable. testet on a 1024x768 fb and via a ssh session.
lynx or pine for example work ...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. man screen
1. screen man screen
Actual Results: you will see a mangled man page unable to proper scroll up and
down, not correct line breaks, etc
Expected Results: a normal formated man page, like you see when you don't use
it doesn't happen on 7.3.94 beta
Screen's UTF-8 support does not work properly, and so we removed it from 8.0.
As you can see if you type 'set', LANG generally is "en_US.UTF-8", which causes
the problems you are seeing.
at the end of ~/.bashrc - this should cause the problem to go away.
Going to evaluate screen-3.9.13 to see if the UTF-8 problems have been fixed
(thus, allowing us to include UTF-8 support again).
*** Bug 79099 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 75914 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
3.9.13 looks promising. It seems to fix the bug (see #65344) which caused us to
remove UTF-8 support in the first place.
just when will it be in rawhide ? or in updates for 8.0 ... cause I think
without utf8 things like mc, ntsysv and other ncurses based stuff behave a bit
strange and are actually unusable.
I'm not sure. For now, you can grab it from:
Since it's not a released version yet, hold off on filing bugs until it makes it
into (at least) rawhide.
3.9.13-2 is now in rawhide:
Internal testing reports that this fixes the problem. Reopen if it is still broken.