[Buildroot] menuconfig / legacy bug

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 08:40:53 UTC 2013

Hi Thomas,

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 10:43 PM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Samuel noticed this today: it seems like we have a bug in menuconfig
> that is annoying for the legacy thing.
> Scenario to reproduce the bug:
>  * Checkout commit 38dbd33b91adb4543e922e644b09430fa3836068 (which is
>    right before the removal of the BR2_PACKAGE_QT_JAVASCRIPTCORE)
>    option.
>  * Create a configuration that has BR2_PACKAGE_QT_JAVASCRIPTCORE set.
>  * Checkout the latest master (or any other commit that has the
>    BR2_PACKAGE_QT_JAVASCRIPTCORE removal commit)
>  * Run make menuconfig, it shows that Legacy is detected, which is OK.
>  * Now, go in the Legacy menu, and try to disable the Qt Javascript
>    Core option. It doesn't disable it and instead menuconfig "jumps" at
>    the beginning of the long comment that explains the legacy thing.
> The following patch workarounds the problem by removing the problematic
> lines of the comment. Basically, all lines that contains only "signs"
> and not actual text seem to confuse menuconfig for some reason.
> Ideas?

I cannot reproduce this problem on my end. I followed the exact steps
as you described.
This is on Linux Mint 15, not sure which packages would be relevant
here. Ncurses is:
lib32ncurses5-dev: 5.9-10ubuntu4

Best regards,

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