Debian Bug report logs - #640905
dialog: --fselect does not display files

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Package: dialog; Maintainer for dialog is Santiago Vila <>; Source for dialog is src:dialog.

Reported by: Michal Suchanek <>

Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 12:45:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: upstream

Found in version dialog/1.1-20110707-1

Fixed in version dialog/1.1-20111018-1

Done: Santiago Vila <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to,, Santiago Vila <>:
Bug#640905; Package dialog. (Thu, 08 Sep 2011 12:45:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michal Suchanek <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to, Santiago Vila <>. (Thu, 08 Sep 2011 12:45:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Michal Suchanek <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: dialog: --fselect does not display files
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:43:33 +0200
Package: dialog
Version: 1.1-20110707-1
Severity: normal


I tried the dialog file selection  and running
dialog --fselect "" 40 100
shows empty dailog with no filenames nor directories.
Typing X which should show files starting with X does not make any

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (500, 'testing'), (410, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental'), (111, 'oldstable'), (107, 'natty-updates'), (107, 'natty')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages dialog depends on:
ii  debianutils   4.0.2         
ii  libc6         2.13-18       
ii  libncursesw5  5.7+20100313-5

dialog recommends no packages.

dialog suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

Added tag(s) upstream. Request was from Santiago Vila <> to (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 07:45:16 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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You have taken responsibility. (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:06:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Michal Suchanek <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:06:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Santiago Vila <>
Subject: Bug#640905: fixed in dialog 1.1-20111018-1
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:02:19 +0000
Source: dialog
Source-Version: 1.1-20111018-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
dialog, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/d/dialog/dialog_1.1-20111018-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/d/dialog/dialog_1.1-20111018-1.dsc
  to main/d/dialog/dialog_1.1-20111018-1_amd64.deb
  to main/d/dialog/dialog_1.1-20111018.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
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Santiago Vila <> (supplier of updated dialog package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:31:22 +0200
Source: dialog
Binary: dialog
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.1-20111018-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Santiago Vila <>
Changed-By: Santiago Vila <>
 dialog     - Displays user-friendly dialog boxes from shell scripts
Closes: 640905 641168 642105 642108
 dialog (1.1-20111018-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release. Summary of changes fixing Debian bugs:
   * dialog --fselect "" now scans the current directory (Closes: #640905).
   * Added color table entries for secondary borders (Closes: #641168).
   * Improved manpage regarding exit status (Closes: #642105).
   * Added DLGK_FORM_PREV and DLGK_FORM_NEXT key-bindings to allow binding
     a single key to traverse both form-fields and buttons. Added also a
     suitable example to the manpage (Closes: #642108).
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