Bug#470882: /dev/gpmctl freezes acknowledge

Václav Ovsík vaclav.ovsik at i.cz
Fri Oct 10 11:51:32 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 11:59:43PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Thomas Dickey, le Wed 08 Oct 2008 20:00:32 -0400, a écrit :
> > With the latest update, ncurses won't try to use gpm if $TERM doesn't
> > contain "linux", unless it's overridden (with a new environment variable).
> Ah, indeed.  Rhonda, Zito or Simon, could you check whether upgrading
> your libncurses5 and libncursesw5 to 5.6+20081004-1 fixes the bug?  I
> think that should fix it for the usual cases.

Yes, upgrade solved my problem - aptitude, m-a at least.
I tried start these 10 times and freeze didn't occured.

I'm using Unicode Rxvt X terminal emulator.

zito at bobek:~$ echo $TERM

I tested problem with 5.6+20080925-1 positively, than upgrade to
5.6+20081004-1 and it is OK now.

ii  libncurses5    5.6+20081004-1 shared libraries for terminal handling


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