build tmux with utf8proc to allow utf8 in status line

Bug #1665618 reported by Kevin Brubeck Unhammer on 2017-02-17
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tmux (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

This version of tmux seems to be built without utf8proc, which leads to strange utf8 bugs in the status line. See e.g. the attached image on what happens if the program name has a multibyte char in it (by using `printf '\033k💻NAME\033\\' `).

Could we have tmux built with --enable-utf8proc? It would give a runtime dep on libutf8proc2 and build-dep on libutf8proc-dev.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: tmux 2.2-3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-37.39-generic 4.8.16
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-37-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Feb 17 12:42:33 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-12-13 (1892 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: tmux
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2017-02-07 (9 days ago)

(As an explanation to the image: the status line "wraps around" a character here. Depending on the program running, it's easy to get two or three "stale" status lines on top of each other.)

Joshua Powers (powersj) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
better.

This bug is present in Debian as well and Ubuntu currently does not make any
changes to the Debian package. Therefore, this bug would be best fixed
directly in Debian, and then Ubuntu will pick up the fix automatically.

Would you mind filing a bug with Debian please?

tags: added: bitesize needs-upstream-report
Changed in tmux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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