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Bug Fix Advisory ncurses bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2005:163-04
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2005-05-19
Last updated on: 2005-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

Details

An updated ncurses package that correctly handles external application
input and output is available.

The curses library routines are a terminal-independent method of
updating character screens with reasonable optimization. The ncurses
(new curses) library is a freely distributable replacement for the
discontinued 4.4BSD classic curses library.

When an application using ncurses launches an external application, output
is not displayed correctly. Newlines execute a linefeed without a
carriage return. Additionaly, the terminal may not be reset to a usable
condition upon return from the external application.

Users of text-based cursor driven applications should upgrade to this
package, which resolves this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/SRPMS/ncurses-5.3-9.4.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 24271c6fca5755868618cf0fdd42c931
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1fea9893f6c0847797913660432dfd01
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/x86_64/ncurses-5.3-9.4.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 390d4f4274320a0d1d8374cf4d9dd384
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1fea9893f6c0847797913660432dfd01
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/x86_64/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ec7416bbc894bdae3c9123885f48d9d4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/SRPMS/ncurses-5.3-9.4.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 24271c6fca5755868618cf0fdd42c931
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1fea9893f6c0847797913660432dfd01
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/ia64/ncurses-5.3-9.4.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f4467e4c1749443e18e3663843e4484f
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/ia64/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: aa8141158f808e194b97887d78baa2a4
 
PPC:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/ppc/ncurses-5.3-9.4.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a3b884b92b430405801cad2768bd85b8
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/ppc64/ncurses-5.3-9.4.ppc64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 25cd241674c6d162716febd3adc9e272
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/ppc/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e2333db3a21c1566758df3554906abce
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/ppc64/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.ppc64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 9a9d95302e2fdf1e03236dd2dbcb0e76
 
s390:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/s390/ncurses-5.3-9.4.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: fd4716fe911365b732c2370bb70f9eba
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/s390/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 40513d379025db9803c4d1d990451d97
 
s390x:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/s390/ncurses-5.3-9.4.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: fd4716fe911365b732c2370bb70f9eba
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/s390x/ncurses-5.3-9.4.s390x.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 3a2b1cd931391ab6dcc33c805b951a3c
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/s390/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 40513d379025db9803c4d1d990451d97
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/s390x/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.s390x.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e169a92af7188048619280482ead1dc5
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/x86_64/ncurses-5.3-9.4.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 390d4f4274320a0d1d8374cf4d9dd384
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1fea9893f6c0847797913660432dfd01
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/x86_64/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ec7416bbc894bdae3c9123885f48d9d4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/SRPMS/ncurses-5.3-9.4.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 24271c6fca5755868618cf0fdd42c931
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1fea9893f6c0847797913660432dfd01
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/ia64/ncurses-5.3-9.4.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f4467e4c1749443e18e3663843e4484f
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/ia64/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: aa8141158f808e194b97887d78baa2a4
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/x86_64/ncurses-5.3-9.4.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 390d4f4274320a0d1d8374cf4d9dd384
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1fea9893f6c0847797913660432dfd01
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/x86_64/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ec7416bbc894bdae3c9123885f48d9d4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/SRPMS/ncurses-5.3-9.4.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 24271c6fca5755868618cf0fdd42c931
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1fea9893f6c0847797913660432dfd01
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/ia64/ncurses-5.3-9.4.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f4467e4c1749443e18e3663843e4484f
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/ia64/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: aa8141158f808e194b97887d78baa2a4
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 330513d7fc23f2c6fdef66f8a947b85e
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses/5.3-9.4/x86_64/ncurses-5.3-9.4.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 390d4f4274320a0d1d8374cf4d9dd384
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/i386/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1fea9893f6c0847797913660432dfd01
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ncurses-devel/5.3-9.4/x86_64/ncurses-devel-5.3-9.4.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ec7416bbc894bdae3c9123885f48d9d4
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

140326 - endwin() behaves differently from ncurses 5.2



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