cursor not showing in mc 4.6.2 with visible whitespace feature

Bug #243953 reported by Alexey Borzenkov
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
vte (Debian)
vte (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When compiling mc 4.6.2 with a visible whitespace feature there's a bug in vte that causes cursor to disappear. There's no cursor disappearance in xterm or konsole. The problem seems to be related to the foreground color and solution (patch for vte) can be found here:

There are also debian bugs for this:

Although they seem abandoned, plus the bug is actually in vte, not gnome-terminal.

I'm attaching the patch found in savannah #13146, I placed this patch as debian/patches/99_mc_cursor.patch, rebuilt and don't have any problems on my machine, so it must be safe. Please include for intrepid and possibly for hardy.

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Alexey Borzenkov (snaury) wrote :
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in vte:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
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Jani Monoses (jani) wrote :

Alexey, thanks for the patch. I bet you did not expect an answer after almost 3 years :)
I am testing this in natty and the cursor does not disappear because mcedit shows <-----> instead of tabs. I could not quickly find a way to disable this to reproduce the symptoms you describe in the Debian bug report.
I suggest if this still appears and it is reproducible, to open a bug in Gnome bugzilla on the VTE component, with steps to reproduce
and link to that from this bugreport so we do not loose track.
thank you

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