Bug: XTerm scrollbar issue

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Tue Jul 13 14:47:00 GMT 2010

On 12/07/2010 16:02, webmaster wrote:
>>> --enable-narrowproto
>>> That turns on a #define for NARROWPROTO which may be missing
>> Changing subject to reflect that this is a bug with the Cygwin XTerm package.
> I confirmed that --enable-narrowproto resolves the issue by compiling
> the xterm-260-1 source package. My configure options were:
> configure --disable-imake --disable-narrowproto --prefix=/usr
> --target=i686-pc-cygwin --host=i686-pc-cygwin --build=i686-pc-cygwin

Thanks for the clear problem report.

For the avoidance of doubt, since you mention both alternatives in your email, 
we need to add --disable-narrowproto to build xterm with correctly working 
scrollbars on cygwin.

I note that the list of platforms for which --enable-narrowproto is the 
default in xterm's aclocal.m4 CF_ENABLE_NARROWPROTO macro (which includes 
cygwin) doesn't match the list of platforms which default to narrow prototypes 
in xproto (which doesn't include cygwin).  This makes me wonder if the cygwin 
platform default managed to get changed during modularization...

I'm afraid I didn't quite understand the explanation as to why Xfuncproto.h 
might be wrong, so I'm wondering if any other X applications might also show 
this problem...

In any case, I'll see if I can get xterm rebuilt with this configuration change.

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