Debian Bug report logs - #386216
lynx-cur: Invisible text with TERM=linux-m

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Package: lynx-cur; Maintainer for lynx-cur is Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda@debian.org>; Source for lynx-cur is src:lynx-cur.

Reported by: Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>

Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 01:33:21 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version lynx-cur/2.8.6pre2-1

Fixed in version 2.8.7dev9-1.2

Done: Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda@debian.org>:
Bug#386216; Package lynx-cur. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ian Beckwith <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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

From: Ian Beckwith <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: lynx-cur: Invisible text with TERM=linux-m
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 02:04:01 +0100
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Package: lynx-cur
Version: 2.8.6pre2-1
Severity: normal

Since upgrading to 2.8.6pre2-1, various text display problems have appeared
when running with TERM=linux-m.

Text within <tt> and <small> is invisible, as is the text shown for an
unselected image (both with and without -image_links).

The attached HTML demonstrates the problem, with TERM=linux-m all it
displays is "VISIBLE".

Also, the currently selected item in expanded drop-down lists is no
longer in reverse video, both in web forms and the lynx options menu.

regards,

Ian.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages lynx-cur depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]        1.5.3       Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                        2.3.6.ds1-4 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgnutls13                  1.4.2-1     the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libncursesw5                 5.5-3       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  zlib1g                       1:1.2.3-13  compression library - runtime

Versions of packages lynx-cur recommends:
ii  mime-support                  3.37-1     MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap

-- debconf information:
* lynx-cur/etc_lynx.cfg:
* lynx-cur/defaulturl: /home/ianb/.lynx_bookmarks.html
[lynxbug.html (text/html, attachment)]

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda@debian.org>:
Bug#386216; Package lynx-cur. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 386216@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
To: ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk, 386216@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#386216: lynx-cur: Invisible text with TERM=linux-m
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 14:46:34 +0900 (JST)
Hi Ian,

On Wed, 06 Sep 2006 02:04:01 +0100, Ian Beckwith wrote:

> Since upgrading to 2.8.6pre2-1, various text display problems have appeared
> when running with TERM=linux-m.
> 
> Text within <tt> and <small> is invisible, as is the text shown for an
> unselected image (both with and without -image_links).
> 
> The attached HTML demonstrates the problem, with TERM=linux-m all it
> displays is "VISIBLE".

Sorry but I don't know what terminal uses TERM=linux-m
Please let me know or I can't confirm your problem.

Is it a problem that background color is black ?

Regards,			2006-9-6(Wed)

-- 
 Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda AT debian.org>
 Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda@debian.org>:
Bug#386216; Package lynx-cur. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ian Beckwith <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 386216@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ian Beckwith <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
To: Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
Cc: 386216@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#386216: lynx-cur: Invisible text with TERM=linux-m
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 19:15:04 +0100
On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 02:46:34PM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> Sorry but I don't know what terminal uses TERM=linux-m
> Please let me know or I can't confirm your problem.

linux-m is the linux console with colours disabled.
The terminfo file in in the ncurses-term package.

> Is it a problem that background color is black ?

Aah, yes.

I've just tried reversing the terminal colours with

setterm -foreground black -background white -store

and the missing text is now visible.

The selected item in drop-down menus is still not reverse video, but
that is the case with TERM=linux too, so maybe that's just how it's
done in the latest version.

Thanks for the quick response,

Ian.

-- 
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda@debian.org>:
Bug#386216; Package lynx-cur. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Thomas Dickey <dickey@radix.net>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 386216@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Thomas Dickey <dickey@radix.net>
To: Ian Beckwith <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>, 386216@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#386216: lynx-cur: Invisible text with TERM=linux-m
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 18:40:09 -0400
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On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 09:30:18PM +0200, Ian Beckwith wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 02:46:34PM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> > Sorry but I don't know what terminal uses TERM=linux-m
> > Please let me know or I can't confirm your problem.
> 
> linux-m is the linux console with colours disabled.
> The terminfo file in in the ncurses-term package.
> 
> > Is it a problem that background color is black ?
> 
> Aah, yes.

odd - that shouldn't matter (since it's black/white).

The missing reverse-video is a different thing.  I'd spent most of my time
making the initialization for the color configurations match.  The fix
"should" be as simple as adding some internal tables to handle the non-color
terminals and/or modifying the ".lss" files.
 
> I've just tried reversing the terminal colours with
> 
> setterm -foreground black -background white -store
> 
> and the missing text is now visible.
> 
> The selected item in drop-down menus is still not reverse video, but
> that is the case with TERM=linux too, so maybe that's just how it's
> done in the latest version.

At the moment I'm regarding it as something that I overlooked.  There
are some limitations, but my goal is to be able to use the color-style
code to replace most uses of the older simpler color scheme.

-- 
Thomas E. Dickey
http://invisible-island.net
ftp://invisible-island.net
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Message sent on to Ian Beckwith <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>:
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Message #23 received at 386216-submitter@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Thomas Dickey <dickey@radix.net>
To: 386216-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#386216: lynx-cur: Invisible text with TERM=linux-m
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 18:06:10 -0400
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On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 01:20:14AM +0200, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 09:30:18PM +0200, Ian Beckwith wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 02:46:34PM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> > > Sorry but I don't know what terminal uses TERM=linux-m
> > > Please let me know or I can't confirm your problem.
> > 
> > linux-m is the linux console with colours disabled.
> > The terminfo file in in the ncurses-term package.
> > 
> > > Is it a problem that background color is black ?
> > 
> > Aah, yes.
> 
> odd - that shouldn't matter (since it's black/white).
> 
> The missing reverse-video is a different thing.  I'd spent most of my time
> making the initialization for the color configurations match.  The fix
> "should" be as simple as adding some internal tables to handle the non-color
> terminals and/or modifying the ".lss" files.

I see that the problem was using the wrong variable in one place (fixed).
I'll have it in pre.3

-- 
Thomas E. Dickey
http://invisible-island.net
ftp://invisible-island.net
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Changed Bug submitter from Ian Beckwith <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk> to Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>. Request was from Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 30 Mar 2008 06:51:26 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org>:
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Notification sent to Ian Beckwith <ianb@erislabs.net>:
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Message #30 received at 386216-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org>
To: 386216-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#386216: lynx-cur: Invisible text with TERM=linux-m
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 14:01:24 +0200
Version: 2.8.7dev9-1.2

On 2006-09-06 Ian Beckwith <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk> wrote:
> Package: lynx-cur
> Version: 2.8.6pre2-1
> Severity: normal

> Since upgrading to 2.8.6pre2-1, various text display problems have appeared
> when running with TERM=linux-m.

> Text within <tt> and <small> is invisible, as is the text shown for an
> unselected image (both with and without -image_links).

> The attached HTML demonstrates the problem, with TERM=linux-m all it
> displays is "VISIBLE".

> Also, the currently selected item in expanded drop-down lists is no
> longer in reverse video, both in web forms and the lynx options menu.

Hello,

I cannot reproduce this with 2.8.7dev9-1.2, closing.
thanks, cu andreas
-- 
`What a good friend you are to him, Dr. Maturin. His other friends are
so grateful to you.'
`I sew his ears on from time to time, sure'




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