Debian Bug report logs - #660575
minicom sends `<--' key as ascii BS, contrary to debian policy

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Package: minicom; Maintainer for minicom is Martin A. Godisch <godisch@debian.org>; Source for minicom is src:minicom.

Reported by: Basil Nutmeg <basil+debian@li95-58.members.linode.com>

Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:42:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version minicom/2.4-3

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Martin A. Godisch <godisch@debian.org>:
Bug#660575; Package minicom. (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:42:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Basil Nutmeg <basil+debian@li95-58.members.linode.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Martin A. Godisch <godisch@debian.org>. (Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:42:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Basil Nutmeg <basil+debian@li95-58.members.linode.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: minicom sends `<--' key as ascii BS, contrary to debian policy
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 15:31:20 -0800
Package: minicom
Version: 2.4-3
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 9.8


Minicom sends ASCII BS for the `<--' key by default. This means
that this key does not delete the character to the left of the
cursor when minicom is connected to a policy-conforming remote
system.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.18-x86_64-linode24 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages minicom depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.11.3-3       Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20100313-5 shared libraries for terminal hand

Versions of packages minicom recommends:
ii  lrzsz                         0.12.21-5  Tools for zmodem/xmodem/ymodem fil

minicom suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information




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Bug#660575; Package minicom. (Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:21:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Adam Lackorzynski <adam@os.inf.tu-dresden.de>:
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From: Adam Lackorzynski <adam@os.inf.tu-dresden.de>
To: Basil Nutmeg <basil+debian@li95-58.members.linode.com>, 660575@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#660575: minicom sends `<--' key as ascii BS, contrary to debian policy
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:38:49 +0100
Hi,

On Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 15:31:20 -0800, Basil Nutmeg wrote:
> Minicom sends ASCII BS for the `<--' key by default. This means
> that this key does not delete the character to the left of the
> cursor when minicom is connected to a policy-conforming remote
> system.

What would be an example of such a remote system?


Adam
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  Lackorzynski         http://os.inf.tu-dresden.de/~adam/




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Bug#660575; Package minicom. (Tue, 21 Feb 2012 02:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Basil Nutmeg <basil+debian@li95-58.members.linode.com>:
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Message #15 received at 660575@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Basil Nutmeg <basil+debian@li95-58.members.linode.com>
To: Adam Lackorzynski <adam@os.inf.tu-dresden.de>, 660575@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#660575: minicom sends `<--' key as ascii BS, contrary to debian policy
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:42:21 -0800
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 11:38:49PM +0100, Adam Lackorzynski wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 15:31:20 -0800, Basil Nutmeg wrote:
> > Minicom sends ASCII BS for the `<--' key by default. This means
> > that this key does not delete the character to the left of the
> > cursor when minicom is connected to a policy-conforming remote
> > system.
> 
> What would be an example of such a remote system?

I encountered the bug logged into the serial console on an embedded
Linux device. It was configured to expect DEL for delete-to-left,
which seems to be common for Linux systems.




Severity set to 'normal' from 'serious' Request was from Hector Oron <zumbi@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#660575; Package minicom. (Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:27:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Hector Oron <zumbi@debian.org>:
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Message #22 received at 660575@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Hector Oron <zumbi@debian.org>
To: Basil Nutmeg <basil+debian@li95-58.members.linode.com>, 660575@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#660575: minicom sends `<--' key as ascii BS, contrary to debian policy
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 22:18:56 +0100
severity normal
thanks

Hello,

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 06:42:21PM -0800, Basil Nutmeg wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 11:38:49PM +0100, Adam Lackorzynski wrote:
> > On Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 15:31:20 -0800, Basil Nutmeg wrote:

> > > Minicom sends ASCII BS for the `<--' key by default. This means
> > > that this key does not delete the character to the left of the
> > > cursor when minicom is connected to a policy-conforming remote
> > > system.
 
> > What would be an example of such a remote system?
 
> I encountered the bug logged into the serial console on an embedded
> Linux device. It was configured to expect DEL for delete-to-left,
> which seems to be common for Linux systems.
 
This bug is unable to reproduce, backspace works for me on minicom with VT102.
You probably have a bad configuration on any side of your connection.

I am downgrading the bug report to normal severity

Best regards,
-- 
  Hector Oron




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