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Re: install/38571: sysinst runs "postinstall fix"

The following reply was made to PR install/38571; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Julian Fagir <>
Subject: Re: install/38571: sysinst runs "postinstall fix"
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:25:31 +0100

 >  >> the attached patch fixes that issue for me. On the one hand, it 
 >  >> introduces a new function that exits curses, executes a command 
 >  >> and afterwards returns.  This function is used to execute 
 >  >> etcupdate(8) in case the user wants it.
 >  >
 >  > Why is that needed, IIRC there is already stuff to run a program 
 >  > and display its output in the curses window.
 >  Yes, we have that, but does it work for interactive programs? 
 >  AFAIK we use it only for programs that spew output without reading 
 >  anything from the keyboard.
 yep, and I derived the code for this function from the existing one.
 I don't remember exactly anymore, but there were cases where the top three
 lines occupying the view of the command were breaking things.
 I think it was when looking at files or diffs, then you never could see the
 top three lines when scrolling a page, but wouldn't bet on it.
 Regards, Julian

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