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Bug 158528 - xterm resource "eightBitInput" should be false
Summary: xterm resource "eightBitInput" should be false
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xterm
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: RHEL4U3NAK
: 158524 158525 158526 158527 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 187538
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-23 10:24 UTC by Kjetil T. Homme
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0350
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-05-10 22:12:00 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0350 normal SHIPPED_LIVE xterm bug fix update 2006-05-10 04:00:00 UTC

Description Kjetil T. Homme 2005-05-23 10:24:48 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.7.8-1.3.1

Description of problem:
this is a regression.  in RHEL 3, /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm contains this comment:

! Bug fix for bugzilla bug #49315
*VT100*eightBitInput: false

this has been removed in RHEL 4.  unfortunately, the named bug is inaccessible to non-employees.  anyway, without this fix, meta keys (M-b and M-f to move a word backward and forward, for instance) doesn't work in Bash or other readline enhanced applications, which obviously is quite irritating.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start XTerm with bash
2. type "foo"
3. type Meta-b

Actual Results:  I get the character LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX (bugzilla couldn't handle the raw character :-)

Expected Results:  the cursor should move to the beginning of the word "foo"

Additional info:

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-23 15:12:08 UTC
*** Bug 158524 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-23 15:12:16 UTC
*** Bug 158525 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-23 15:12:18 UTC
*** Bug 158526 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Miloslav Trmač 2005-05-23 15:12:23 UTC
*** Bug 158527 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Mike A. Harris 2005-06-30 17:30:17 UTC
Committed fix to xterm-192-1.EL4.1, now on list of potential candidates
to include in RHEL4U2 or later.

xterm-192-1.EL4.1 is now available for download via ftp at the following URL:

Setting status to "MODIFIED" pending testing.

Comment 21 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-05-10 22:12:00 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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