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

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at
Fri Jan 21 18:49:36 UTC 2011

On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:34:07 -0800, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> -Garrett

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