Bug#525344: libvte9: backspace in screen does nothing when using “automatic” compatibility mode

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Apr 23 21:12:47 UTC 2009

Package: libvte9
Version: 1:0.20.1-1
Severity: normal


since quite some time, both in xfce4-terminal and gnome-terminal, using the
compatibility option “Automatic” for the backspace key doesn't work in

>From outside, it seems to work fine, but in screen, pressing backspace does
nothing. If setting the compatibility option to Control-H, it works, but
then it breaks some other apps when waiting for input (like svn and
openssl, iirc).

screen is at 4.0.3-13 with only the pristine /etc/screenrc.

If you need more info, please ask.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages libvte9 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0               1.24.0-2       The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                     2.9-7          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                 1.8.6-2+b1     The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1            2.6.0-3        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.3.9-4        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.20.1-1       The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.16.1-2       The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20090404-1 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.24.0-3+b1    Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libvte-common             1:0.20.1-1     Terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 

libvte9 recommends no packages.

libvte9 suggests no packages.

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