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Old 08-12-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
Didier Spaier
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Display issue in slackware64-current (pkgtool/Setup)


While testing internationalized /sbin/pkgtool in slackware-current I noticed that when running again following setup scripts:
setup.04.mkfontdir
setup.05.fontconfig
I have no visual feedback from 'dialog' during these scripts' execution, as I have under Slackware 14.0. At first I thought it could be due to internationalization, but the same occurs with genuine scripts.

This occurs only if I run pkgtool from a terminal for X. I tried with an xterm, konsole and terminal: same result.

No problem instead when I run pkgtool in a console (at run level 3) though, so It could be due to some component of the X stack.

But 'dialog' and /sbin/pkgtool have not changed in -current, nor /var/log/setup{setup.04.mkfontdir,setup.05.fontconfig} (though fontconfig package have been upgraded), so I'm in the dark.

Slackware64-current is in its state as of Thu Aug 8 02:22:40 UTC 2013 as reported bt the Changelog.

Maybe it's not a big issue but I'm curious to know why this happens...

EDIT Just saw this in both scripts (better late than never :-)
Code:
if [ "$COLOR" = "on" -o -r $TMP/SeTcolor ]; then # displays dialog's infobox
Still, is it normal that this test fail only under X in an already installed Slackware64-current system?

EDIT2 No, the test doesn't fail as pkgtool sets COLOR to "on". Still puzzled

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 08-12-2013 at 02:54 PM. Reason: typos
 
Old 08-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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Confirmed that under X --infobox fails to display while an identical --msgbox works as expected.

This bug seems to be fixed in the latest dialog version, so expect an update in the next batch of packages.
 
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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Thu Aug 15 03:46:12 UTC 2013
a/dialog-1.2_20130523-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.

Yes it is fixed, thanks Pat.
 
  


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