[Buildroot] [PATCH] Revert "package/dialog: bump version to 1.3-20190808"

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Sun Dec 8 09:09:35 UTC 2019

>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Cercueil <paul at crapouillou.net> writes:

 > The 1.3-20190808 version looks extremely buggy.
 > For instance, if you try to open a dialog using this command:
 > dialog --no-shadow --msgbox "test test test" 10 32

 > - the --no-shadow attribute doesn't seem to work anymore, since the
 >   frame will sill have a shadow,
 > - the text shown within the frame won't be "test test test" as expected,
 >   but "testtesttest".

 > These bugs make the program completely unusable, so revert to the last
 > known good version.

Funky. I gave it a try (using qemu_arm_versatile_defconfig with sourcery
codebench toolchain) and I indeed see the shadow but the text is
rendered correctly:


And with the revert the shadow is indeed gone:


Interesting enough, dialog on my (Debian, 1.3-20190211-1) laptop behaves
like the new version, so it also unconditionally adds the frame:


So I am not sure where you got the corrupted testtesttest from? What is
your TERM variable set to?

Anyway, I am OK with reverting, but it would be great if you could also:

- Contact upstream to get it fixed in future releases
- Add a runtime test for it

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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