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Re: Input line wrapping broken in 4.3.27 if built using included libterm
Re: Input line wrapping broken in 4.3.27 if built using included libtermcap
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:07:53 -0400
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On 9/28/14, 7:02 PM, address@hidden wrote:
> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 27
> Release Status: release
> This is a bug affecting the latest of the shellshock patches at the time of
> writing, 4.3.27. If bash is configured and built on a system with no
> libtermcap, it attempts to build statically linking its own one. In this
> case, the resulting bash that is built does not correctly wrap long input
Well, sure. The included libtermcap is enough for bash to link
successfully and run, but it doesn't know anything about your terminal
and doesn't know how to read all the termcap/terminfo files out there.
It can do really basic character movement, but that's about it.
This has always been the case. There's nothing about patches 25-27
that introduced any changes here.
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU address@hidden http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/