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Re: lynx-dev Problem with ^Z suspending

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Problem with ^Z suspending
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 20:14:35 -0600 (CST)

Amazingly enough Bela Lubkin said:
> The getting-stopped-twice issue is exactly what I've seen for ages with
> rn and then trn.  I originally saw it on an ISI 68020 system running
> 4.2BSD, some ancient version of rn, and csh.  I was still seeing it with
> fairly recent (<2 years old) versions of trn, on OpenServer 5.0.0, with
> ksh.  (I didn't run trn for a long time since then, and when I started
> doing so again recently, I got rid of the controlling shell script I've
> used for all these years, so I don't know if it's still there.)  Anyway,
> I've never seen the stops-twice aspect with Lynx.  But it's clearly a
> class of bug that can easily occur in job-control-aware programs.

Well.... on a linux system with some lynx built against recent ncurses (1
month old) and libc6, shell script driving lynx shows problems.

A elm from a couple years ago built against old ncurses (guessing pre 1.9.7
or whatever; it's statically linked against whatever termlib it used) shows
ever worse problems (tty is in line oriented mode).

However, an nvi from 1996 (1.34?) seems to work correctly.

So, 1 out of 3.  It looks like a place to start.

       Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly
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