[BLFS Trac] #1816: xterm instructions

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Mon Feb 27 06:43:03 PST 2006

I wrote:

>>>>  But something is very broken in the new luit. E.g.,
>>>>   * the pty race is fixed in 6.9.0 but not 7.0.0
>>>>   * the standard smacs and rmacs sequences are not recognized in 
>>>> luit mode.
>>>>  Testcase: in "xterm -lc", echo -e '\x1b(0qqq\x1b(B'. "qqq" is the 
>>>> wrong
>>>>  result. A horizontal line is the correct result.

This breakage is caused by over-stripping Xorg on the LiveCD. Install 
the "encodings" package and be happy.

>> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xfree-i18n&m=101688477003932&w=2
>> http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2004/06/msg00566.html
> Both  are fixed in ncurses-5.5, but luit is buggy and quirky enough to 
> make this fix pointless for Xorg-7.0.0.

Xorg-7.0.0 patched against the luit race works too. Sorry for the 
overly-angry comment.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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