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

Garrett Cooper gcooper at
Fri Jan 21 18:34:09 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM, Yuri Pankov <yuri.pankov at> wrote:
> 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.

script would help.

>>> 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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