Debian Bug report logs - #77575
xterm: bold text stopped working [UPSTREAM] [FIXED in 4.0.3]

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Package: xterm; Maintainer for xterm is Debian X Strike Force <>; Source for xterm is src:xterm.

Reported by:

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 00:33:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Merged with 76404, 78563

Found in versions 4.0.1-1, 4.0.1-5, 4.0.1-9

Fixed in version xfree86/4.0.3-1

Done: Branden Robinson <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Subject: xterm: bold text has stopped working
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 16:30:27 -0800
Package: xterm
Version: 4.0.1-5
Severity: normal

I concur with the submitter of bug 76404.  Something has broken in
xterm.  According the documentation, ^[[1m turns on the bold attribute,
and this should be rendered via overstriking by default.  It has always
worked in the past.

You can test this with echo '^[[1mfoo' (where ^[ is the escape
character, so you'll need to type Ctrl-V Esc).  It works in the old
xterm (before XFree86 4), but has no apparent effect in the new xterm.

I've even tried running the new xterm with the options:

    xterm -cm -xrm 'xterm.vt100.boldMode: true'

just to be extra-insistent that I want overstriking, and still, when I
echo '^[[1mfoo', foo appears normal (non-bold).

-- System Information
Debian Release: woody
Kernel Version: Linux arwen 2.2.14 #4 Sat Feb 5 22:59:30 PST 2000 i686 unknown

Versions of the packages xterm depends on:
ii  libc6          2.2-1          GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  libncurses5    5.0-7          Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii  libxaw7        4.0.1-5        X Athena widget set library
ii  xlibs          4.0.1-5        X Window System client libraries

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From: Branden Robinson <>
Subject: Bug#76404: fixed in xfree86 4.0.3-1
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 15:12:01 -0400
We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
xfree86, which has been installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibs-dev_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/libdps1_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xdm_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/libxaw7-dbg_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfonts-cyrillic_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibs-dbg_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xvfb_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfonts-scalable_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfs_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfree86_4.0.3-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfonts-75dpi_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfonts-pex_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfree86-common_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibosmesa3_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfree86_4.0.3-1.dsc
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibmesa3-dbg_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/libdps-dev_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xnest_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/twm_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/libxaw6-dev_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfree86_4.0.3.orig.tar.gz
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xbase-clients_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/proxymngr_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xserver-common_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfonts-base_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlib6g-dev_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xprt_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibosmesa3-dbg_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/libxaw7_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/libxaw6_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfwp_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/lbxproxy_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibs_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xfonts-100dpi_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlib6g_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xserver-xfree86_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibmesa-dev_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/libxaw7-dev_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xutils_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xspecs_4.0.3-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibmesa3_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/libxaw6-dbg_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/libdps1-dbg_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xterm_4.0.3-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibosmesa-dev_4.0.3-1_i386.deb

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
Branden Robinson <> (supplier of updated xfree86 package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 04:37:28 +0000
Source: xfree86
Binary: xserver-common xlibs-dev xfs xfree86-common xfonts-pex xlibmesa-dev xspecs xlibmesa3 xfonts-cyrillic xlibmesa3-dbg xserver-xfree86 xlibs-dbg libxaw6 libxaw7 xterm xvfb xfonts-scalable xfonts-75dpi xlib6g proxymngr libxaw6-dev libdps1-dbg xlib6g-dev xfonts-base xutils libxaw7-dev xnest xlibs libxaw6-dbg lbxproxy libxaw7-dbg xbase-clients xprt xlibosmesa3 xlibosmesa-dev twm xfwp xlibosmesa3-dbg xfonts-100dpi xdm libdps-dev libdps1
Architecture: source all i386
Version: 4.0.3-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Branden Robinson <>
Changed-By: Branden Robinson <>
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 libdps1    - Display PostScript (DPS) client library
 libdps1-dbg - Display PostScript (DPS) client library (unstripped)
 libxaw6    - X Athena widget set library (version 6)
 libxaw6-dbg - X Athena widget set library (version 6) (unstripped)
 libxaw6-dev - X Athena widget set library development files (version 6)
 libxaw7    - X Athena widget set library
 libxaw7-dbg - X Athena widget set library (unstripped)
 libxaw7-dev - X Athena widget set library development files
 proxymngr  - X proxy services manager
 twm        - Tab window manager
 xbase-clients - miscellaneous X clients
 xdm        - X display manager
 xfonts-100dpi - 100 dpi fonts for X
 xfonts-75dpi - 75 dpi fonts for X
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 xlibs-dbg  - X Window System client libraries (unstripped)
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 xspecs     - X protocol, extension, and library technical specifications
 xterm      - X terminal emulator
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 xvfb       - virtual framebuffer X server
Closes: 36453 58530 74520 76214 76404 77067 79482 79942 80207 82328 83476 83776 83972 84571 86566 86651 87504 89615 90000 92401 92403 92511 93571 94069 94299 94444 94511 94956 95278 95482
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     (Closes: #58530,#76404,#79482,#86651,#87504,#94511,#95278)
   * hppa architecture support care of Grant Grundler and Bdale Garbee
     (added patch #800, modified patch #005)
   * updated all MANIFEST files
   * ship shared versions of libXft and libXrender
   * patches #000,002,005,009,011,013,015: resynced with upstream
   * patch #002: remove specification of randomFile (Closes: #74520,#76214)
   * patch #005,702: stop forcing SharedLibXft and SharedLibXrender to NO
   * patch #005:
     - substantial re-ordering and rechecking of all the Debian-specific
     - set BuildFreetype2Library to NO (XFree86 should build against the
       libfreetype6-dev package)
     - stop shipping the shared libXdmGreet library
   * patch #007: modified to be aware of 32bpp DRI on Voodoo4/5 cards
   * patch #008: removed; applied upstream
   * patch #033: added info for ISO-8859-15-using German locales (thanks,
     Philipp Matthias Hahn) (Closes: #92511)
   * patch #034: fix bugs in xlsfont's notions of various font property types
     (thanks, Jochen Voss) (Closes: #90000)
   * patch #035: fix from Mark Vojkovich to prevent segfaults in XAA
   * patch #036: document all the XAA options in the XF86Config manpage
   * patch #100: moved to held-patches since I hand-hacked all the non-free
     stuff out of the Type1 font directory before generating the orig tarball
   * patch #107: 3 changes to help color legibility in xterm
     (REMEMBER, /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color is a CONFFILE, you can CHANGE
     - set color4 (blue) to rgbi:0.1/0.1/1.0
     - set color8 (dark gray) to gray50
     - set color12 (bright blue) to rgbi:0.2/0.2/1.0
   * patch #109: resynced against changes in #005
   * patch #401: driver support patches for Alpha from Jay Estabrook (except
     for his change to lnx_video.c, which collided with existing patches in
     #400, and may be found in held-patches)
   * patch #501: moved to held-patches since the xf86sym.c file has changed a
     great deal and it is not immediately obvious to me what should be done for
     m68k.  Christian Steigies, please take a look at this.
   * patch #600: removed the patch to xf86sym.c; it looks like this has
     been applied upstream (Phil Blundell, you may want to confirm this)
   * patches #700,701: removed; applied upstream
   * massive overhaul of all maintainer scripts
     - more canonical shell constructs in some places
     - complete audit of actions taken when the maintainer scripts are called
       with various arguments (see chapter 6 of the Debian Policy Manual)
       (Closes: #36453)
     - greatly reduce amounts of duplicate code by using a placeholder for
       my "shell library"
     - removed a few bits of logic that were present just to handle broken
       upgrade scenarios between various pre-slink and pre-potato versions of
       the XFree86 packages (this faciliated the removal of some maintainer
       scripts entirely)
     - all user visible output goes to stderr
     - renamed all maintainer scripts to add the ".in" suffix
   * debian/*.{dirs,files,links}: get all non-plain-files out of .files
   * debian/*.shlibs: update all shlibs files (except xlibmesa3) to include
     versioning on (>> 4.0.3), and add libXft and libXrender to xlibs.shlibs
   * debian/control:
     - update xlibs and xlibs-dev package descriptions to note the change with
       respect to libXft and libXrender
     - xfonts-base Conflicts/Replaces xfntbig (Closes: #94444)
     - update URL in xserver-xfree86 package description (Closes: #89615)
     - remove g++ from Build-Depends, since it's build-essential
     - get rid of libxaw-dev as a real package; create libxaw6-dev and
       libxaw7-dev instead (Closes: #80207)
     - introduce -dbg versions of all shared library packages
     - update font package dependencies (except for xfonts-pex) to
       xutils (>> 4.0.3) (Closes: #95482)
   * debian/copyright: updated for new upstream version
   * debian/local/dexconf: added some missing \n's to a printf or two
     (thanks, Chris Cheney)
   * debian/local/xdm/Xsetup: correct misspelled variable name (Closes: #94956)
   * debian/local/xserver-wrapper.c: correct format/arg mismatch in an error
   * debian/rules:
     - the build rule now bombs if the patches didn't apply cleanly
     - updated "build" and "build-server" rules to generate actual maintainer
       scripts using the *.in files and
     - update all binary rules to use my own for/cp based shell construct
       instead of dh_movefiles; this has a few benefits:
       + no need to rerun the install rule with FORCE=1 just to regenerate the
         packages; this greatly speeds up the debug cycle for changes that
         don't involve the upstream sources -- now you just run the binary rule
       + using cp is far faster than tar'ing and rm'ing
       + using cp permits the same file to be shipped in multiple packages
     - added some logic before dh_link (which is not idempotent) to make the
       binary rules idempotent
   * debian/ "library" of shell functions that get used a lot in
     the packages' maintainer scripts
   * debian/shlibs.local: re-generated from *.shlibs
   * debian/
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       (Closes: #82328)
     - adopted Bob Hilliard's suggestion that the digital xclock menu entry
       should pass "-update 1" to the client (Closes: #77067)
   * debian/xbase-clients.templates:
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   * debian/ remove the alternative for the libXdmGreet library
   * debian/ ship new "Versions" document
   * debian/xfs.templates:
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     - added Spanish translation (thanks, Carlos Valdivia Yagüe)
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     - added Swedish translation (thanks, André Dahlqvist) (Closes: #83476)
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     (Closes: #94299)
   * debian/xserver-xfree86.templates:
     - added French translation (thanks, Thomas Morin) (Closes: #84571)
     - added German translation (thanks, Erich Schubert) (Closes: #83776)
   * debian/xserver-common.templates:
     - added French translation (thanks, Thomas Morin) (Closes: #83972)
   * debian/xterm.templates:
     - added German translation (thanks, Knut Suebert) (Closes: #93571)
     - added Spanish translation (thanks, Carlos Valdivia Yagüe)
       (Closes: #92403)
   * debian/xterm/ swap order of update-alternatives calls
     (thanks, Arthur Korn) (Closes: #79942)
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