Bug#473617: jed fails to start with rxvt-unicode

Jörg Sommer joerg at alea.gnuu.de
Sun Apr 13 13:49:59 UTC 2008

tags 473617 - unreproducible
tags 473617 + patch

Fake Name Here schrieb am Sat 12. Apr, 20:04 (-0400):
> Problem persists with 9.02. No difference with rxvt-unicode-lite either. 
> I noticed w3m produces the same 'hangy' result. Maybe this is a problem 
> with libgpmg1 or libncurses?

That's the cause. libgpmg1 is broken one more time.

I could reproduce the problem:

% xterm -e sh -c 'TERM=rxvt jed -n'

% TERM=rxvt-unicode gdb ./src/objs/jed
GNU gdb 6.8-debian
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This GDB was configured as "powerpc-linux-gnu"...
(gdb) run -n
Starting program: /tmp/jed-upstream/src/objs/jed -n

Program received signal SIGTERM, Terminated.
0x0fde4560 in connect () from /lib/libc.so.6
(gdb) where
#0  0x0fde4560 in connect () from /lib/libc.so.6
#1  0x0fea7ee8 in Gpm_Open () from /usr/lib/libgpm.so.1
#2  0x1004ed1c in open_mouse () at /tmp/jed-upstream/src/gpmmouse.c:257
#3  0x1001bbb8 in init_tty () at /tmp/jed-upstream/src/unix.c:302
#4  0x10019338 in main_initialize (argc=2, argv=0xbfc66754)
    at /tmp/jed-upstream/src/main.c:379
#5  0x10019928 in main (argc=2, argv=0xbfc66754)
    at /tmp/jed-upstream/src/main.c:541
(gdb) cont

I found this in gpmmouse.c:open_mouse()

/* Unbelievable.  If we are running in an Xterm, gpm will turn on mouse
 * reporting.  Nice huh? NOT!!!

I've applied this patch and now, jed starts.

--- src/gpmmouse.c      (Revision 88)
+++ src/gpmmouse.c      (Arbeitskopie)
@@ -236,7 +236,7 @@
    term = getenv ("TERM");
    if ((term != NULL)
-       && !strncmp (term, "xterm", 5))
+       && (!strncmp (term, "xterm", 5) || !strncmp (term, "rxvt", 4) ))
      return -1;
    /* Another libgpm annoyance.  gpm installs a signal handler for SIGTSTP.

Bye, Jörg.
Was ist das bloß für eine Welt, in der es mehr Mut braucht ehrlich zu
weinen als Stärke vorzutäuschen?
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