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

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at
Fri Jan 21 18:13:17 UTC 2011

On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:28:59 +0300, Anonymous wrote:
> 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).

Thanks for the hints. Garbage means screen is totally unreadable, not 
minor issues with pseudographic characters (sorry, not sure how to make 
a screenshot of that). --ascii-lines helps here.

>> 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
> pseudographics.


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