Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91596
whiptail: --infobox doesn't work in an xterm
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:05:09 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. whiptail --infobox something
Actual Results: doesn't show things on xterm
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.