xterm doesn't load "XTerm-color" from app-defaults like it used to

Bug #26144 reported by Pierfrancesco Caci on 2005-11-24
This bug affects 2 people
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xterm (Ubuntu)
Stephan Ruegamer

Bug Description

xterm seems to be hardcoded to load only XTerm resource file. Only way of
getting it to load XTerm-color seems to be
a symlink from /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color to home directory. xterm
-class XTerm-color will also work

This behaviour appears to have changed starting with breezy, and on.



Stephan Ruegamer (sadig) wrote :

I can see it in a strace log as well...I'll informed upstream about this bug.

Stephan Ruegamer (sadig) wrote :

I'd included Daniel, because of this mail from Thomas:
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Re: xterm-204/5/6/7: XTerm-color
From: Thomas Dickey <email address hidden>
To: Stephan Hermann <email address hidden>
CC: <email address hidden>
Date: Today 15:17:12

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005, Stephan Hermann wrote:

> Hi Thomas,
> we found some strange behaviour with XTerm-color app-defaults loading.
> I made this .Xdefaults-nc6000 file (which is loaded during startup of xterm,
> or merged via xrdb -merge .Xdefaults-nc6000) and it should load XTerm-color
> app-defaults.
> I attach a strace log, and you can see, that it tries to load XTerm-color from
> a wrong location and then xterm just forgets to load it from the default
> location :)

thanks - I'll look at this to verify.  I don't use xrdb much (I usually
use fvwm, and set $XAPPLRESDIR to allow me to easily customize things).

> I think this is an upstream issue, right?

no - in between.  xterm relies on the X libraries to find the app-defaults
files.  I'm not where I can check immediately, but suppose the search path
is in the Xt library.

This should be fixed now by the time you come back from your cruise :)

Changed in xterm:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
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