Debian Bug report logs - #195230
outdated comment in curses header

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

Reported by: Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de>

Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 11:18:04 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version 5.3.20030510-1

Fixed in version ncurses/5.3.20030719-1

Done: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Daniel Jacobowitz <ncurses-maint@debian.org>:
Bug#195230; Package libncurses5-dev. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Daniel Jacobowitz <ncurses-maint@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: outdated comment in curses header
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 13:04:44 +0200
Package: libncurses5-dev
Version: 5.3.20030510-1
Severity: minor

This comment from the curses.h and ncurses.h headers seems to be out
of date.

- __attribute__ isn't a macro ("define"), but a keyword.

- g++ does accept it.

/*
 * GCC (and some other compilers) define '__attribute__'; we're using this
 * macro to alert the compiler to flag inconsistencies in printf/scanf-like
 * function calls.  Just in case '__attribute__' isn't defined, make a dummy.
 * G++ doesn't accept it anyway.
 */



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Daniel Jacobowitz <ncurses-maint@debian.org>:
Bug#195230; Package libncurses5-dev. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to dickey@herndon4.his.com:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Daniel Jacobowitz <ncurses-maint@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Thomas E. Dickey" <dickey@herndon4.his.com>
To: Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de>, 195230@bugs.debian.org
Cc: submit@bugs.debian.org, debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Daniel Jacobowitz <ncurses-maint@debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#195230: outdated comment in curses header
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 08:40:12 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 29 May 2003, Matthias Klose wrote:

> Package: libncurses5-dev
> Version: 5.3.20030510-1
> Severity: minor
>
> This comment from the curses.h and ncurses.h headers seems to be out
> of date.
>
> - __attribute__ isn't a macro ("define"), but a keyword.
>
> - g++ does accept it.

sometimes.  not for what I'm using it for though.

-- 
T.E.Dickey <dickey@herndon4.his.com>
http://invisible-island.net
ftp://invisible-island.net



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Daniel Jacobowitz <ncurses-maint@debian.org>:
Bug#195230; Package libncurses5-dev. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to dickey@herndon4.his.com:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Daniel Jacobowitz <ncurses-maint@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>:
You have taken responsibility. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 195230-close@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
To: 195230-close@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Bug#195230: fixed in ncurses 5.3.20030719-1
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 16:47:24 -0400
We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
ncurses, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

libncurses5-dbg_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dbg_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
libncurses5-dev_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dev_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
libncurses5_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
libncursesw5-dbg_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dbg_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
libncursesw5-dev_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dev_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
libncursesw5_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
ncurses-base_5.3.20030719-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-base_5.3.20030719-1_all.deb
ncurses-bin_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-bin_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
ncurses-term_5.3.20030719-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-term_5.3.20030719-1_all.deb
ncurses_5.3.20030719-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.3.20030719-1.diff.gz
ncurses_5.3.20030719-1.dsc
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.3.20030719-1.dsc
ncurses_5.3.20030719.orig.tar.gz
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.3.20030719.orig.tar.gz



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

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 195230@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
pp.
Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org> (supplier of updated ncurses package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.7
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 15:22:51 -0400
Source: ncurses
Binary: ncurses-base libncursesw5-dev libncursesw5-dbg ncurses-bin libncurses5 libncursesw5 libncurses5-dev ncurses-term libncurses5-dbg
Architecture: source i386 all
Version: 5.3.20030719-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Daniel Jacobowitz <ncurses-maint@debian.org>
Changed-By: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
Description: 
 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 ncursesw
 ncurses-base - Descriptions of common terminal types
 ncurses-bin - Terminal-related programs and man pages
 ncurses-term - Additional terminal type definitions
Closes: 195230 195732 200397
Changes: 
 ncurses (5.3.20030719-1) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * New upstream snapshot.
     - Includes GNU/FreeBSD support (Closes: #200397).
     - Warning fix for character array subscripts (Closes: #195732).
     - Update use of __attribute__ for C++ (Closes: #195230).
   * Move the Cygwin terminfo to ncurses-base.
Files: 
 842245e130144ea4b6a38dd6b68f350b 725 libs standard ncurses_5.3.20030719-1.dsc
 7a2c22d5cfaee4b45cc642f4dc6bdc37 2117161 libs standard ncurses_5.3.20030719.orig.tar.gz
 744daa177c1ff62823a7e4db04f978f7 27670 libs standard ncurses_5.3.20030719-1.diff.gz
 92486ebb833e793c465663848a830440 262314 base required libncurses5_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
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 320335713abed084588f4a6eb34eedee 3959668 libdevel extra libncurses5-dbg_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
 c90bdef645484f74fe34033966b2578a 271454 libs optional libncursesw5_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
 1dc2ef44c97083ab982c968277a6c077 379396 libdevel optional libncursesw5-dev_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
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 8db46e73fe429ba20c5082d33037333e 198978 base required ncurses-bin_5.3.20030719-1_i386.deb
 2b6b6a28fcfe0391bbabebf9455dd87d 10342 base required ncurses-base_5.3.20030719-1_all.deb
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