Bug 91596 - whiptail: --infobox doesn't work in an xterm
whiptail: --infobox doesn't work in an xterm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: newt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-05-25 06:41 EDT by Alastair McKinstry
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-15 17:59:16 EDT
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Description Alastair McKinstry 2003-05-25 06:41:47 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686) Gecko/20030430 Galeon/1.3.4

Description of problem:
--infobox is almost useless in an xterm, because whiptail writes to the
other screen xterm makes available, and switches back on exit. Thus, the
infobox that was just displayed disappears.

I don't know if this is doable with slang, but in theory, --infobox
shouldn't do that -- instead, it should write directly to stdout, without
switching screens. Then when it exits, the infobox display would remain on
screen, as it is meant to.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. whiptail --infobox something

Actual Results:  doesn't show things on xterm

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Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-08-15 17:59:16 EDT
Was not able to reproduce using either xterm (in XFree86-4.3.0-2),
gnome-terminal  2.2.1-3 (with vte 0.11.9-3), and using newt 0.51.4

Note that i used the dialog interface to whiptail to produce the infobox, with
the required height and width.

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