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Bug 228720 - "GNOME" Terminal" regression after "vte" update when using "csh"
Summary: "GNOME" Terminal" regression after "vte" update when using "csh"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vte
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
QA Contact:
: 228724 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-14 16:57 UTC by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-03-03 16:48:12 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch that resolves wrong TERM setting (deleted)
2007-02-16 09:25 UTC, Joachim Frieben
no flags Details | Diff
Improved patch that solves "TERM" variable issue (deleted)
2007-02-16 12:38 UTC, Joachim Frieben
no flags Details | Diff

Description Joachim Frieben 2007-02-14 16:57:51 UTC
Description of problem:
After updating to "vte-0.15.3-1.fc7", "GNOME" Terminal" shows some
dysfunctional behaviour when "csh" is chosen: control characters
for "bold" mode stop working; so do several non-alphanumeric keys
such as "tab" and arrow keys. Consequently, file completion or
command history are not available anymore.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to "vte-0.15.3-1.fc7".
2. Open a new "GNOME" terminal window.
3. Try tab-completion, history function, etc.
Actual results:
Respective features do not work.

Expected results:
Respective features should continue to work.

Additional info:
Afer switching to "sh/bash", things work as expected. Likewise,
downgrading to "vte-0.15.2-1.fc7" allows to restore full
functionality. I have made sure that the issue described above
is not due to my ".cshrc" file by moving it away from my home

Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2007-02-14 17:15:03 UTC
Would you mind reporting this at, so we can track it down?

Comment 2 Behdad Esfahbod 2007-02-14 17:16:15 UTC
*** Bug 228724 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Joachim Frieben 2007-02-14 17:50:55 UTC
Reported upstream as

Comment 4 Joachim Frieben 2007-02-16 09:25:19 UTC
Created attachment 148178 [details]
Patch that resolves wrong TERM setting

This patch corrects the erroneous setting of "TERM" to value "dumb".
After adding:

Patch0: replace-env-bz228720.patch
%patch0 -p0 -b .replace-env-bz228720

to the "spec" file, the package is rebuilt and works correctly regarding
the malfunction reported earlier.

Comment 5 Joachim Frieben 2007-02-16 09:31:30 UTC
A refined correction has again been suggested at

Comment 6 Joachim Frieben 2007-02-16 12:38:08 UTC
Created attachment 148189 [details]
Improved patch that solves "TERM" variable issue

The 2nd patch works even better than the first one. I have had the
impression that the initial one did not work entirely correctly
although it solved my problem completely, because I have had some
trouble with "ctrl-c" after adding it.

Comment 7 Joachim Frieben 2007-03-03 16:47:54 UTC
Fixed in "vte-0.15.6-1.fc72.

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