Post by Pavel Roskin
I've compiled mutt-1.3.28i in the default configuration on RedHat Linux
7.2 (i386) with all updates. If I run it in xterm (from XFree86-4.1.0) or
in rxvt-2.7.6, it shows a blank screen. I can quit by pressing Ctrl-C and
Enter. The same executable runs on the Linux console just fine.
It turns out that the default configuration uses ncurses-5.2. I tried
configuring Mutt with slang-1.4.4. It works fine.
My guess is that Mutt does something with page switching that the newer
versions of ncurses don't like. I believe it's a major bug that will be a
frequently asked question as soon as mutt-1.4 is released.
I checked the lists to see if it's not already a frequently asked
question. There is a very similar description of the problem, except that
I compiled 1.3.28 on RH 7.2 with ncurses-5.2.12 and XFree86-4.1.0-3 and
mutt works fine in xterm, gnome-terminal and Konsole. My $TERM is set
to xterm. My compile options are:
Mutt 1.3.28i (2002-03-13)
Copyright (C) 1996-2001 Michael R. Elkins and others.
Mutt comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `mutt -vv'.
Mutt is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `mutt -vv' for details.
System: Linux 2.4.9-31 (i586) [using ncurses 5.2]
-HOMESPOOL +USE_SETGID +USE_DOTLOCK +DL_STANDALONE
-USE_POP -USE_IMAP -USE_GSS -USE_SSL -USE_SASL
+HAVE_COLOR +HAVE_START_COLOR +HAVE_TYPEAHEAD +HAVE_BKGDSET
+HAVE_CURS_SET +HAVE_META +HAVE_RESIZETERM
+HAVE_PGP -BUFFY_SIZE -EXACT_ADDRESS -SUN_ATTACHMENT
+ENABLE_NLS -LOCALES_HACK +HAVE_WC_FUNCS +HAVE_LANGINFO_CODESET +HAVE_LANGINFO_YESEXPR
+HAVE_ICONV -ICONV_NONTRANS +HAVE_GETSID -HAVE_GETADDRINFO
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