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

Anonymous swell.k at
Fri Jan 21 17:29:12 UTC 2011

Yuri Pankov <yuri.pankov at> writes:

> 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).
> <snip>
> `make config` in ports is showing garbage when used inside the screen (built

By `garbage' do you mean pseudographic symbols? They look as lines of
`?' question marks here.  Try invoking OPTIONS like below

  $ make config DIALOG='dialog --ascii-lines'

Apart from OPTIONS there is also ports/154121 (--hline).

> with default options) in syscons, en_US.UTF-8. I'll provide additional
> testing/details if this information is not enough to reproduce.

/head uses xterm emulation by default. This may or may not affect

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