Subject: lib/24770: "libcurses" deforms mutt's thread display
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/13/2004 23:11:26
>Number:         24770
>Category:       lib
>Synopsis:       "libcurses" deforms mutt's thread display
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    lib-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Mar 13 22:12:00 UTC 2004
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZK built from 2004-03-12 sources
Matthias Scheler                        
System: NetBSD 1.6ZK NetBSD 1.6ZK (LYSSA) #0: Fri Mar 12 15:19:00 CET 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
"mutt" uses ASCII graphics made from special characters to display relations
between messages in an mail thread. This feature works fine under NetBSD 1.6.2
but doesn't work under NetBSD-current. Recompiling "mutt" to use "ncurses"
instead of NetBSD's "curses" fixed the problem. For some strange reasion
it is enough to start a "ncurses" based "mutt" in a XTerm window once and
the "curses" based "mutt" binary will work in that window, too. So my
guess is that it is really a setup problem.

Start "mutt", enter a mail folder which is sorted by thread.

Building "mutt" with "MUTT_USE_NCURSES=YES" avoids the problem.