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FS#23414 - [perl-curses] Bug in module since upgrade to ncurses 5.8

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by David Rosenstrauch (darose) - Thursday, 24 March 2011, 15:19 GMT
Last edited by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Thursday, 24 March 2011, 21:45 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



One of the apps that uses perl-term-animation (asciiquarium in the AUR) no longer works since ncurses was upgraded to 5.8. Another user reports that the app works fine if you downgrade back to 5.7.

However, the error message that occurs when running asciiquarium seems to flag perl-term-animation as the culprit:

Can't call method "getmaxx" on an undefined value at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/Term/ line 495.

Seems like the animation module no longer works correctly with the new version of ncurses. Any idea for cause or fix?

Additional info:
* package version(s)

asciiquarium 1.0-2
perl-term-animation 2.4-4
ncurses 5.8-1

* config and/or log files etc.


Steps to reproduce:

Run asciiquarium. It failes with above error message.
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Closed by  Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Thursday, 24 March 2011, 21:45 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Thursday, 24 March 2011, 20:09 GMT
it looks like perl-curses bug:

use Curses;
$win = new Curses;
$win->addstr(10, 10, 'foo');