Debian Bug report logs - #215806
/usr/bin/tack: minor mistake in source file comment

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

Reported by: Jochen Voss <>

Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 20:33:05 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version 5.3.20030719-2

Fixed in version ncurses/5.3.20030719-3

Done: Daniel Jacobowitz <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Jochen Voss <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: /usr/bin/tack: minor mistake in source file comment
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 21:26:10 +0100
Package: ncurses-bin
Version: 5.3.20030719-2
Severity: minor
File: /usr/bin/tack


the inline documentation for the function 'tt_putparm' from
file "tack/output.c" contains a mistake: the source file reads

    **      tt_putparm(string, reps, arg1, arg2, ...)
    **      Send tt_tputs(tparm(string, args...), reps)
    **      Use this function inside timing tests.
	    NCURSES_CONST char *string,
	    int reps,
	    int arg1,
	    int arg2)

The dots in the comment are wrong.  It should read

    **      tt_putparm(string, reps, arg1, arg2)


I hope this helps,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux plonk 2.4.21 #1 Fri Oct 10 11:08:09 BST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

Versions of packages ncurses-bin depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.3.2-8        GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libncurses5               5.3.20030719-2 Shared libraries for terminal hand

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From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Subject: Bug#215806: fixed in ncurses 5.3.20030719-3
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 10:17:32 -0400
Source: ncurses
Source-Version: 5.3.20030719-3

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:

  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dbg_5.3.20030719-3_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dev_5.3.20030719-3_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5_5.3.20030719-3_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dbg_5.3.20030719-3_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dev_5.3.20030719-3_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5_5.3.20030719-3_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-base_5.3.20030719-3_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-bin_5.3.20030719-3_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-term_5.3.20030719-3_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.3.20030719-3.diff.gz
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.3.20030719-3.dsc

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
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 23:01:41 -0400
Source: ncurses
Binary: ncurses-bin libncursesw5-dev ncurses-base ncurses-term libncursesw5 libncurses5-dbg libncurses5 lib64ncurses5 libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dbg lib64ncurses5-dev
Architecture: source i386 all
Version: 5.3.20030719-3
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 for ncursesw
 ncurses-base - Descriptions of common terminal types
 ncurses-bin - Terminal-related programs and man pages
 ncurses-term - Additional terminal type definitions
Closes: 215805 215806
 ncurses (5.3.20030719-3) unstable; urgency=low
   * Apply patch from Thomas Dickey for a problem with the dl1 capability
     (Closes: #215805).
   * Cross-compile when building 64-bit libraries, since the S/390 build
     systems can not run s390x executables.
   * Correct a comment typo (Closes: #215806).
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