Bug 806426 - curl --progress-bar is too verbose on s390 (x3270 terminal)
curl --progress-bar is too verbose on s390 (x3270 terminal)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: curl (Show other bugs)
s390x Linux
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Assigned To: Kamil Dudka
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 802788
Blocks: 799508 814713 fedora19rtt
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Reported: 2012-03-23 13:30 EDT by Will Woods
Modified: 2013-08-01 16:02 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Clone Of: 802788
: 814713 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-08-01 16:01:45 EDT
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work in progress (11.38 KB, patch)
2012-04-06 09:09 EDT, Kamil Dudka
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Description Will Woods 2012-03-23 13:30:07 EDT
Basically, if I understand correctly: on s390, TERM=dumb. And dumb terminals are so dumb they don't even understand "\r". So curl needs to do something smarter (or, perhaps, dumber) when TERM=dumb.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #802788 +++

Description of problem:
Downloading a rootfs image via http/ftp is too verbose when running on s390x via x3270 terminal. See attached boot log [in #802788] from the installation.
Comment 1 Kamil Dudka 2012-04-02 07:24:53 EDT
raised upstream:

Comment 2 Kamil Dudka 2012-04-06 09:09:51 EDT
Created attachment 575742 [details]
work in progress

The attached patch uses libtinfo to detect the $TERM capability to interpret the \r character, if compiled with --with-tinfo.  Some review comments are available here:


Now the problem is that the terminfo database lists a working \r for TERM=dumb.  Therefore, the attached patch does not solve the reported problem on its own.

An alternative approach would be to implement an option of curl to enable the simplified progress bar mode explicitly.
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2012-09-27 11:12:50 EDT
disabled any status bar for now...
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