Debian Bug report logs - #55637
ncurses-bin: reset does not reset xterm mouse

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

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Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 17:03:25 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version 5.0-4

Fixed in version ncurses/5.4-5

Done: Daniel Jacobowitz <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Debian ncurses Team <>:
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From: Oskar Liljeblad <>
Subject: ncurses-bin: reset does not reset xterm mouse
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 14:13:39 +0100
Package: ncurses-bin
Version: 5.0-4
Severity: wishlist

The /usr/bin/reset program should check if the current terminal supports
xterm mouse sequences (if that is possible), and if so, reinitialize them

Often when some program supporting mouse sequences crashes (like mc),
mouse clicks are echoed as control sequences on the terminal. It would
be nice if /usr/bin/reset could fix this.

Oskar Liljeblad (

-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Kernel Version: Linux oskar 2.2.14 #5 SMP Mon Jan 17 15:27:21 CET 2000 i686 unknown

Versions of the packages ncurses-bin depends on:
ii  libc6          2.1.2-11       GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  libncurses5    5.0-4          Shared libraries for terminal handling

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From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Subject: Bug#55637: fixed in ncurses 5.4-5
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 12:47:06 -0400
Source: ncurses
Source-Version: 5.4-5

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_5.4-5_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5-dev_5.4-5_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncurses5_5.4-5_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dbg_5.4-5_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5-dev_5.4-5_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/libncursesw5_5.4-5_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-base_5.4-5_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-bin_5.4-5_i386.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses-term_5.4-5_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.4-5.diff.gz
  to pool/main/n/ncurses/ncurses_5.4-5.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.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Jacobowitz <> (supplier of updated ncurses package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 11:17:54 -0400
Source: ncurses
Binary: ncurses-base lib64ncurses5 libncursesw5-dev libncursesw5-dbg ncurses-bin libncurses5 libncursesw5 libncurses5-dev ncurses-term libncurses5-dbg lib64ncurses5-dev
Architecture: source i386 all
Version: 5.4-5
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: 55637 110586 254316 257872 259253 265631 265784 273463 280687 283059 295083 301376 305704
 ncurses (5.4-5) unstable; urgency=low
   * Use quilt to manage patches.
   * Update to upstream patch level 20050604.
     - Hurd build fix merged upstream.
     - Part of explicitly signed character patch merged upstream.
     - Corrected man page for mouseinterval (Closes: #280687).
     - Improved support for the zn_CH.GBK locale (Closes: #301376).
     - Improved terminfo entry for putty (Closes: #305704).
     - Explain the reference to ded(1) on the default_colors(3ncurses)
       man page (Closes: #295083).
     - Reset xterm mouse mode in various terminfo entries (Closes: #55637).
     - Check the size of the terminal after newterm() (Closes: #265631).
   * Updated xterm terminfo entry from xterm 200.  Combined with the
     upstream patch level, this (Closes: #254316).
   * Install the examples in libncurses5-dev again (Closes: #257872).
   * Remove use of test -a in ncurses-base and ncurses-term preinsts
     (Closes: #259253).
   * Enable gpm support (Closes: #110586).
   * Load instead of
   * Merge the Debian rxvt terminfo entry with upstream changes.
     - Upstream added cnorm to rxvt's reset string, so that the block cursor
       is restored if civis was used (Closes: #265784).
   * Fix the default bindings for F1-F4 in rxvt.
   * Use smkx instead of rmkx in rxvt's reset string, so that reset does
     not leave the keypad in the wrong state.
   * Move to /lib (Closes: #273463).
   * Added a patch from NIIBE Yutaka to support cross-compilation between
     two Debian systems (Closes: #283059).
   * Correct the section for the inwstr(3ncurses) man page.
   * Add myself to Uploaders.
   * Correct sections on the tack(1) man page.
   * Use symlinks instead of hardlinks for the terminfo database.
   * Remove a four-year-old workaround for an ia64 gcc bug.
   * Update shlibs file to (>= 5.4-5).
   * Configure using --disable-lp64 for compatibility on 64-bit architectures.
 ed9623c2b270a187fa46c0b3cc04eb12 883 libs standard ncurses_5.4-5.dsc
 435ba55597cb03d7b09f97933d0be1dd 799336 libs standard ncurses_5.4-5.diff.gz
 5b37214b39694b3d0369c136f3cc893a 288672 base required libncurses5_5.4-5_i386.deb
 6d4bfb5f1ed426a74d7c6532213761ab 1247002 libdevel optional libncurses5-dev_5.4-5_i386.deb
 926a22295e7753f9f3c947d536ff5a56 5266072 libdevel extra libncurses5-dbg_5.4-5_i386.deb
 dd88ae6881a696c2391c78a11b05a675 304144 libs standard libncursesw5_5.4-5_i386.deb
 61b9db3fa98029e1c58e097b9f999876 416970 libdevel optional libncursesw5-dev_5.4-5_i386.deb
 123e8306059e277951db311ef3b00dfe 5800478 libdevel extra libncursesw5-dbg_5.4-5_i386.deb
 e4bd77cd68251ec9e0b8c71fad38b877 207632 base required ncurses-bin_5.4-5_i386.deb
 83464ad6d36b54aadb09d4061182fcc6 12170 base required ncurses-base_5.4-5_all.deb
 5d9a94886bc9d4268c50b088c62e20b8 277774 admin standard ncurses-term_5.4-5_all.deb

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