Debian Bug report logs - #121548
error in curs_set manual page

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Package: libncurses5-dev; Maintainer for libncurses5-dev is Craig Small <>; Source for libncurses5-dev is src:ncurses.

Reported by: Matt Kraai <>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 15:03:02 UTC

Severity: minor

Tags: patch

Found in version 5.2.20010318-3

Fixed in version ncurses/5.2.20020112a-1

Done: Daniel Jacobowitz <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#121548; Package libncurses5-dev. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Matt Kraai <>
Subject: error in curs_set manual page
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 05:07:17 -0800
Package: libncurses5-dev
Version: 5.2.20010318-3
Severity: minor
Tags: patch

The curs_set manual page has an error: it should state that
curs_set is called by endwin if it was previously called to set
the cursor to invisible or very visible.


--- ncurses-5.2.20010318/man/curs_kernel.3x	Sat Feb 26 17:37:46 2000
+++ ncurses/man/curs_kernel.3x	Wed Nov 28 05:01:58 2001
@@ -138,7 +138,7 @@
 Both ncurses and SVr4 will call \fBcurs_set\fR in \fBendwin\fR
 if \fBcurs_set\fR
 has been called to make the cursor other than normal, i.e., either
-visible or very visible.
+invisible or very visible.
 There is no way for ncurses to determine the initial cursor state to
 restore that.

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From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Subject: Bug#121548: fixed in ncurses 5.2.20020112a-1
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 15:04:52 -0500
We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
ncurses, which has been installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dbg_5.2.20020112a-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dev_5.2.20020112a-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5_5.2.20020112a-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dbg_5.2.20020112a-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dev_5.2.20020112a-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5_5.2.20020112a-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-base_5.2.20020112a-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-bin_5.2.20020112a-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-term_5.2.20020112a-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.2.20020112a-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.2.20020112a-1.dsc
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.2.20020112a.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
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and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.7
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 22:20:00 -0500
Source: ncurses
Binary: libncurses5 libncurses5-dev ncurses-base libncursesw5-dbg libncurses5-dbg libncursesw5-dev ncurses-bin ncurses-term libncursesw5
Architecture: source i386 all
Version: 5.2.20020112a-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Changed-By: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
 libncurses5 - Shared libraries for terminal handling
 libncurses5-dbg - Debugging/profiling libraries for ncurses
 libncurses5-dev - Developer's libraries and docs for ncurses
 libncursesw5 - Shared libraries for terminal handling (wide character support)
 libncursesw5-dbg - Debugging/profiling libraries for ncurses
 libncursesw5-dev - Developer's libraries and docs for ncurses
 ncurses-base - Descriptions of common terminal types
 ncurses-bin - Terminal-related programs and man pages
 ncurses-term - Additional terminal type definitions
Closes: 109765 112561 121548
 ncurses (5.2.20020112a-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream patchlevel.
     - Correct curs_set manual page (Closes: #121548).
     - Correct kbs for Mach terminal types (Closes: #109765).
   * Include a patch to improve clearing colored lines (Closes: #112561).
   * Build even shared library with debugging info; we strip it out anyway,
     but this makes the build directory more useful.
   * Build in separate object directories.
   * Build wide character support in new packages.
   * Change the -dbg packages to include debugging shared libraries in
     /usr/lib/debug; lose the profiling and static debugging libraries;
     ship unstripped libraries in -dev.
   * Don't generate debian/control or debian/shlibs.dummy.
   * Use debhelper in v3 mode.
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