Request for testing/comments -- import of new dialog/libdialog

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at
Fri Jan 21 16:00:22 UTC 2011

Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn <at>> writes:

> As part of work on a new installer, I would like to update the base 
> system dialog and libdialog to the newer one provided by Thomas Dickey 
> (, ports as devel/cdialog). This is a 
> much nicer, fuller featured version of dialog that simplifies the 
> creation of new dialog-using tools (a longstanding impediment to a new 
> versions of sade, sysinstall, etc.), and is under a marginally better 
> license (LGPL2 instead of GPL2).

`make config` in ports is showing garbage when used inside the screen (built
with default options) in syscons, en_US.UTF-8. I'll provide additional
testing/details if this information is not enough to reproduce.


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