Bug 223437 - devel/ncurses: Latest version breaks eat_newline_glitch with irc/weechat (and possibly others)
Summary: devel/ncurses: Latest version breaks eat_newline_glitch with irc/weechat (and...
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: Steve Wills
Keywords: needs-qa
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-11-04 22:31 UTC by Matthew Horan
Modified: 2020-03-20 20:26 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
tobik: maintainer-feedback? (swills)


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Description Matthew Horan 2017-11-04 22:31:09 UTC
Since updating ncurses to 6.0.0s20171007 from 6.0_3, weechat configured with weechat.look.eat_newline_glitch no longer works.

weechat.look.eat_newline_glitch is used to allow a terminal to detect long (longer than terminal width) URLs and create hyperlinks. Prior to ncurses 6.0.0s20171007, this functionality worked fine. When upgrading to 6.0_3, it no longer works. Downgrading to 6.0_3 resolves the issue.

I'm not sure if this is a FreeBSD/ncurses 6.0.0s20171007 specific issue, or whether it affects other systems. However, a Linux machine running 6.0+20161126 works just fine.
Comment 1 Nathan 2018-08-21 23:52:05 UTC
Is this still an issue?
Comment 2 Matthew Horan 2018-08-22 14:02:21 UTC
(In reply to Nathan from comment #1)
Yes, this is still an issue with ncurses-6.1.20180728. Downgrading to ncurses-6.0_3 brings back the desired behavior.
Comment 3 Tobias Kortkamp freebsd_committer 2019-01-25 08:56:07 UTC
Assign to maintainer.
Comment 4 Walter Schwarzenfeld freebsd_triage 2019-09-04 15:45:43 UTC
Maintainer feedback,please!
Comment 5 Daniel Engberg 2020-03-20 08:13:36 UTC
This has never been in tree as far as I can tell and it's not in now either so we can safely close this.
Comment 6 Steve Wills freebsd_committer 2020-03-20 18:50:24 UTC
(In reply to daniel.engberg.lists from comment #5)
It was committed in r475966
Comment 7 Daniel Engberg 2020-03-20 20:26:45 UTC
Ahh, it's an option within weechat not ports.
Sorry for the noise