Roland Smith rsmith at
Fri Jun 4 16:04:24 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 08:02:34AM -0700, Chip Camden wrote:
> It seems that building mutt with the devel/ncurses port installed creates
> the problem I was experiencing: most colors do not show up in mutt, and
> the line-drawing characters are borked.  Deinstalling devel/ncurses and
> rebuilding mutt with the base version of ncurses solves the problem.
> However, x11/rxvt-unicode depends on devel/ncurses, so any time urxvt
> needs rebuilding we get devel/ncurses reinstalled.  Any subsequent rebuild
> of mutt restores the original problem.
> Is there any way to sort this out?

You could build mutt with 'slang' support instead of ncurses. Put the
following in /etc/make.conf:

    .if ${.CURDIR:M*/mail/mutt}

OTOH, I'm using mutt-devel built with the system ncurses library
( in an rxvt-unicode terminal window without problems. I do
have 'LANG=en_US.UTF-8' and 'LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8' set in my environment, 'set
charset="utf-8"' in my ~/.muttrc and am using the
'Rxvt*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--14-130-75-75-c-70-iso10646-1' font
set in ~/.Xresources. 

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