Subject: Re: bad format `p'
To: Adrian Portelli <>
From: Rhialto <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 11/16/2007 23:24:55
On Sat 10 Nov 2007 at 13:36:31 +0000, Adrian Portelli wrote:
> For a while I've seen this issue on amd64 (NetBSD-4 RC2) if I launch
> screen then irssi or mutt I see "bad format `p'" printed all over the
> terminal.  In the case of irssi it basically renders it useless.  I can
> get round this in irssi by setting colors = "no" in the config file.
> Anyone else seen this or know of a fix ?

Sounds similar to a bug I found a long time ago. Can you check if the
configure script of those 3 programs detects curses versus termcap
correctly? I fixed a 64-bit problem in screen's configure script once,
iirc. I think patch-aj and -ak are supposed to fix it.

> I can't replicate this on i386.
> thanks,
> adrian.
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