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Bug 82898 - Mode 4 of function ReadKey broken in RedHat 8
Mode 4 of function ReadKey broken in RedHat 8
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl-TermReadKey (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2003-01-28 03:59 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-28 03:23:28 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-28 03:59:58 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; compaq)

Description of problem:
Term::Readkey v2.21
Installed the tar ball from CPAN.

Window Mgr : KDE (but same problem when running in level 3 ...

When using ReadKey Mode 4 (RAW), the software doesn't detect any
key stroke anymore. Same problem with mode 3 ...

This used to work on RedHat 7.3 with same version of Term::ReadKey.

Contacted the maintainer of the software, who indicates that this is a bug in 
ReadHat 8 as the same software runs perfectly well on other distributions...

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Term::Readkey v2.21 from CPAN
2.Run the little program :

use Term::ReadKey;
	ReadMode 4; # Turn off controls keys
	while (not defined ($key = ReadKey(-1)) {
		# No key yet
	print "Get key $key\n";
	ReadMode 0; # Reset tty mode before exiting


Actual Results:  The program loops forever, as no key is detected.

Expected Results:  program should print the depressed key.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2005-05-28 03:23:28 EDT
Closing due to lack of activity and likely fixed in modern perl.  If this is
still an issue in RHEL4, FC3 or FC4 please open a new bug with new test
information and exact versions of packages.

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