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authorSebastian J. Bronner2019-10-30 23:46:14 +0100
committerSebastian J. Bronner2019-10-30 23:46:14 +0100
commit07a231717fe38e030a6a3f9c696784d3858990df (patch)
tree25d6d78558a8f1130c66bab52ce7436f42f5a984
parent559118ce7ef613cdabc72e8f69ae862f60bfba15 (diff)
downloadaur-07a231717fe38e030a6a3f9c696784d3858990df.tar.gz
Improve availability of functional terminfo entries
-rw-r--r--.SRCINFO6
-rw-r--r--PKGBUILD29
-rw-r--r--README.terminfo.rst77
-rw-r--r--terminfo.patch12
4 files changed, 109 insertions, 15 deletions
diff --git a/.SRCINFO b/.SRCINFO
index ff171f7b843..26789ae65d2 100644
--- a/.SRCINFO
+++ b/.SRCINFO
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
pkgbase = st
pkgdesc = A simple virtual terminal emulator for X.
pkgver = 0.8.2
- pkgrel = 7
+ pkgrel = 8
url = https://st.suckless.org
arch = i686
arch = x86_64
@@ -11,7 +11,11 @@ pkgbase = st
makedepends = ncurses
depends = libxft
source = https://dl.suckless.org/st/st-0.8.2.tar.gz
+ source = terminfo.patch
+ source = README.terminfo.rst
sha256sums = aeb74e10aa11ed364e1bcc635a81a523119093e63befd2f231f8b0705b15bf35
+ sha256sums = b282c0b963a24299d02e485af30260d237ca2e8e6b06282d385022c9c10a0950
+ sha256sums = 9a1b764cedd3a6288cc6601a3cdce06f4ab993f44de7aea5afd69511c13df7c0
pkgname = st
diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 7ad8f2e3912..e3196d1ecc2 100644
--- a/PKGBUILD
+++ b/PKGBUILD
@@ -5,24 +5,24 @@
pkgname=st
pkgver=0.8.2
-pkgrel=7
+pkgrel=8
pkgdesc='A simple virtual terminal emulator for X.'
arch=('i686' 'x86_64' 'armv7h')
license=('MIT')
depends=(libxft)
makedepends=(libxext ncurses)
url=https://st.suckless.org
-source=(https://dl.suckless.org/$pkgname/$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.gz)
-sha256sums=('aeb74e10aa11ed364e1bcc635a81a523119093e63befd2f231f8b0705b15bf35')
-_makedir=$pkgname-$pkgver
-_makeopts="--directory=$_makedir"
+source=(https://dl.suckless.org/$pkgname/$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.gz
+ terminfo.patch
+ README.terminfo.rst)
+sha256sums=(aeb74e10aa11ed364e1bcc635a81a523119093e63befd2f231f8b0705b15bf35
+ b282c0b963a24299d02e485af30260d237ca2e8e6b06282d385022c9c10a0950
+ 9a1b764cedd3a6288cc6601a3cdce06f4ab993f44de7aea5afd69511c13df7c0)
+_sourcedir=$pkgname-$pkgver
+_makeopts="--directory=$_sourcedir"
prepare() {
- # Do not install terminfo files, as they conflict with ncurses.
- sed -r \
- -e '/^[[:space:]]+tic\>/d' \
- -e '/^[[:space:]]+@echo .* terminfo/d' \
- -i $_makedir/Makefile
+ patch --directory="$_sourcedir" --strip=0 < terminfo.patch
# This package provides a mechanism to provide a custom config.h. Multiple
# configuration states are determined by the presence of two files in
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@ prepare() {
abort=
if [ -e "$BUILDDIR/config.h" ]
then
- cp "$BUILDDIR/config.h" "$_makedir"
+ cp "$BUILDDIR/config.h" "$_sourcedir"
elif [ ! -e "$BUILDDIR/config.def.h" ]
then
abort=1
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ prepare() {
msg+='values. Then restart the build process.'
error "$msg"
fi
- cp "$_makedir/config.def.h" "$BUILDDIR"
+ cp "$_sourcedir/config.def.h" "$BUILDDIR"
test -z "$abort"
}
@@ -69,6 +69,7 @@ package() {
local licdir="$shrdir/licenses/$pkgname"
local docdir="$shrdir/doc/$pkgname"
make $_makeopts PREFIX=/usr DESTDIR="$pkgdir" install
- install $installopts "$licdir" "$_makedir/LICENSE"
- install $installopts "$docdir" "$_makedir/README"
+ install $installopts "$licdir" "$_sourcedir/LICENSE"
+ install $installopts "$docdir" "$_sourcedir/README"
+ install $installopts "$docdir" README.terminfo.rst
}
diff --git a/README.terminfo.rst b/README.terminfo.rst
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..c5f4b6db6fe
--- /dev/null
+++ b/README.terminfo.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,77 @@
+Terminfo Entries
+================
+
+:Author: Sebastian J. Bronner <waschtl@sbronner.com>
+:Date: 2019-10-30
+:URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/st
+
+The Problem
+-----------
+
+Most Linux-based distributions will have the bulk of their terminfo entries in
+the ``ncurses`` package. These live in ``/usr/share/terminfo``. There you will
+find several entries for ``st``. These, however, do not work well with current
+versions of ``st``. You need the terminfo entries supplied with ``st``.
+
+Specifically, I have observed the following issues when using the terminfo
+entries supplied with ``ncurses``:
+
+* Start ``st``.
+* Run ``tmux`` in the ``st`` window.
+* Run ``nvim`` in ``tmux``.
+
+ * ``tmux`` will crash immediately with the following message:
+
+ .. code:: console
+
+ [lost server]
+ %
+
+* Run ``w3m`` with any URL in ``tmux``.
+
+ * ``w3m`` will not react to any key presses (most notably the arrow keys and
+ ``q``) and must be terminated with ``killall w3m``.
+ * The command line returned where ``w3m`` was running will show all the
+ missing keypresses.
+
+For reference, I performed these tests using the following software versions:
+``st`` 0.8.2, ``tmux`` 2.9_a, ``neovim`` 0.4.2, and ``w3m``
+0.5.3.git20190105-1.
+
+The Solution
+------------
+
+The ``ncurses`` package should stop shipping terminfo entries for ``st``. These
+should then be provided in ``/usr/share/terminfo`` by this (and other) ``st``
+packages. The conflicting terminfo entries are
+
+* ``st`` and
+* ``st-256color``.
+
+Additional entries that could be considered for removal from ``ncurses`` are
+
+* ``st-0.6``,
+* ``st-0.7``,
+* ``st-16color``,
+* ``st-direct``,
+* ``stterm`` (for distributions that rename ``st`` to ``stterm``),
+* ``stterm-16color``, and
+* ``stterm-256color``.
+
+This solution cannot be implemented without the cooperation of ``ncurses``
+since many distributions (including Arch Linux) do not allow for two packages
+that provide files with identical paths to be installed side-by-side.
+Therefore, I am bringing this to the attention of the ``ncurses`` team.
+
+The Workaround
+--------------
+
+A somewhat painful, albeit pragmatic, workaround is as follows: A user that
+encounters issues that are due to mismatched terminfo entries, such as those
+above, can symlink the terminfo entries included in this package into her
+user-level terminfo database using the following commands:
+
+.. code:: shell
+
+ mkdir ~/.terminfo/s
+ ln -s /usr/share/st/terminfo/s/* ~/.terminfo/s
diff --git a/terminfo.patch b/terminfo.patch
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..e91e91f6c8e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/terminfo.patch
@@ -0,0 +1,12 @@
+--- Makefile 2019-02-09 12:50:41.000000000 +0100
++++ Makefile 2019-10-30 23:39:55.775193275 +0100
+@@ -47,7 +47,8 @@
+ mkdir -p $(DESTDIR)$(MANPREFIX)/man1
+ sed "s/VERSION/$(VERSION)/g" < st.1 > $(DESTDIR)$(MANPREFIX)/man1/st.1
+ chmod 644 $(DESTDIR)$(MANPREFIX)/man1/st.1
+- tic -sx st.info
++ mkdir -p $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/share/st/terminfo
++ tic -sx -o $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/share/st/terminfo st.info
+ @echo Please see the README file regarding the terminfo entry of st.
+
+ uninstall: