Title [Bug: 21.5-b28] dialog boxes
Type defect Module core code 21.5
Severity inconvenience Platform x86, unix, xt
Keywords Nosy List
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Superseder   Submitted 2008-06-16.14:33:16
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Created on 2008-11-29.06:19:54 by fjt21, last changed 2013-12-02.12:00:54 by stephen.

msg1043 [hidden] ([hidden]) Date: 2009-02-26.22:37:19
see issue415 for output of "ldd /usr/bin/xemacs".

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msg857 [hidden] ([hidden]) Date: 2008-11-29.06:19:54
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Dear Bug Team!

on the current version of xemacs, all buttons on dialog boxes (in 
additional windows) are not functional. For example, if I still have a file 
unsave on quitting, xemacs presents a dialog box asking whether I wish to 
save unsaved file: "yes", "no", .. ","cancel","display buffer" but any 
clicks I make in the dialog box are ignored (TAB moves correctly between 
entries, but RETURN is also ignored). The only possibility is to close the 
window. In the file dialog box I have the same problem, but I can select a 
file using the middle-mouse button.

Theoretically this could be a problem with X but no other programs show 
this behaviour.


System Info to help track down your bug:

uname -a: Linux 2.6.20-1.2952.fc6xen #1 
SMP Wed May 16 18:37:05 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

./configure '--build=i386-redhat-linux-gnu' '--host=i386-redhat-linux-gnu' 
'--target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu' '--program-prefix=' '--prefix=/usr' 
'--exec-prefix=/usr' '--bindir=/usr/bin' '--sbindir=/usr/sbin' 
'--sysconfdir=/etc' '--datadir=/usr/share' '--includedir=/usr/include' 
'--libdir=/usr/lib' '--libexecdir=/usr/libexec' '--localstatedir=/var' 
'--sharedstatedir=/usr/com' '--mandir=/usr/share/man' 
'--infodir=/usr/share/info' '--mandir=/usr/share/man/man1' 
'--with-system-packages=/usr/share/xemacs' '--without-msw' '--with-mule' 
'--with-clash-detection' '--with-database=no' '--without-ldap' 
'--without-postgresql' '--with-mail-locking=lockf' '--with-pop' 
'--without-hesiod' '--with-pdump' '--with-debug' 
'--with-error-checking=none' '--with-docdir=/usr/lib/xemacs-21.5-b28/doc' 
'--with-xfs' '--with-athena=next' '--with-menubars=lucid' 
'--with-widgets=athena' '--with-dialogs=athena' '--with-scrollbars=lucid' 
'--with-xim=xlib' '--without-wnn' 'build_alias=i386-redhat-linux-gnu' 
'host_alias=i386-redhat-linux-gnu' 'target_alias=i386-redhat-linux-gnu' 
'CFLAGS=-O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions 
-fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m32 -march=i386 -mtune=generic 
-fasynchronous-unwind-tables -fno-strict-aliasing'

XEmacs 21.5-b28 "fuki"  configured for `i386-redhat-linux'.

Compilation Environment and Installation Defaults:
  Source code location:              /builddir/build/BUILD/xemacs-21.5.28
  Installation prefix:               /usr
  Operating system description file: `s/linux.h'
  Machine description file:          `m/intel386.h'
  Compiler version: gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20070502 (Red Hat 4.1.2-12)
    - GCC specs file:                specs.
    - Compiler command: gcc -Wall -Wno-switch -Wundef -Wsign-compare 
-Wno-char-subscripts -Wpacked -Wunused-parameter -g -O2 -g -pipe -Wall 
-Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector 
--param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m32 -march=i386 -mtune=generic 
-fasynchronous-unwind-tables -fno-strict-aliasing
  libc version:                      glibc-2.6-3
  Relocating allocator for buffers:  no
  GNU version of malloc:             yes
    - Using Doug Lea's new malloc from the GNU C Library.

Window System:
  Compiling in support for the X window system:
    - X Windows headers location:                 
    - X Windows libraries location:               
    - Handling WM_COMMAND properly.
  Compiling in support for the Athena widget set:
    - Athena headers location:                    X11/neXtaw
    - Athena library to link:                     neXtaw
  Using Lucid menubars.
  Using Lucid scrollbars.
  Using Athena dialog boxes.
  Using Athena native widgets.

  Compiling in support for ncurses.
  Compiling in support for GPM (General Purpose Mouse).

  Compiling in support for GIF  images (builtin).
  Compiling in support for XPM  images.
  Compiling in support for PNG  images.
  Compiling in support for JPEG images.
  Compiling in support for TIFF images.
  Compiling in support for X-Face message headers.

  Compiling in support for sound (native).
  Compiling in support for ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture).


  Compiling in support for Mule (multi-lingual Emacs).
  Compiling in support for XIM (X11R5+ I18N input method).
    - Using raw Xlib to provide XIM support.
    - Using XFontSet to provide bilingual menubar.
  Compiling in support for Canna on Mule.

  Compiling in support for POP mail retrieval.
  Compiling in support for "lockf" mail spool file locking method.

Other Features:
  Inhibiting IPv6 canonicalization at startup.
  Compiling in support for dynamic shared object modules.
  Using the new GC mark algorithms (KKCC).
  WARNING: ---------------------------------------------------------
  WARNING: The new algorithms are experimental. They are enabled by
  WARNING: default for this release. Use `--disable-kkcc' to
  WARNING: turn it off.
  WARNING: ---------------------------------------------------------
  Using the new portable dumper.
  Dumping into executable.
  Compiling in support for extra debugging code.

Load-Path Lisp Shadows:

Installed XEmacs Packages:
(zenirc ver: 1.16 upstream: 2.112)
(xslt-process ver: 1.12 upstream: 1.2.1)
(xslide ver: 1.09 upstream: 0.2.2)
(xetla ver: 1.01 upstream: steve at
(xemacs-devel ver: 1.75 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(xemacs-base ver: 2.08 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(x-symbol ver: 1.1 upstream: 4.5.1)
(w3 ver: 1.33 upstream: 4.0pre47)
(vm ver: 7.22 upstream: 7.17)
(viper ver: 1.53 upstream: 3.09)
(view-process ver: 1.13 upstream: 2.4)
(vhdl ver: 1.22 upstream: 3.33.12)
(vc ver: 1.41 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(tramp ver: 1.34 upstream: 2.0.54)
(tpu ver: 1.14 upstream: 4.2X)
(tm ver: 1.38 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(time ver: 1.14 upstream: 1.17)
(textools ver: 1.15 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(text-modes ver: 1.92 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(texinfo ver: 1.3 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(supercite ver: 1.21 upstream: 3.55x3)
(strokes ver: 1.1 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(speedbar ver: 1.28 upstream: 0.14beta4)
(slider ver: 1.15 upstream: 0.3x1)
(sieve ver: 1.18 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(sh-script ver: 1.21 upstream: 2.0f)
(sgml ver: 1.11 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(semantic ver: 1.2 upstream: 1.4.4)
(scheme ver: 1.14 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(ruby-modes ver: 1.02 upstream: 1.6.8)
(rmail ver: 1.14 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(riece ver: 1.22 upstream: 2.0.2)
(reftex ver: 1.34 upstream: 4.21)
(re-builder ver: 1.05 upstream: 1.20)
(python-modes ver: 1.08 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(psgml ver: 1.44 upstream: 1.3.1)
(ps-print ver: 1.11 upstream: 6.5.6)
(prog-modes ver: 2.09 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(pgg ver: 1.06 upstream: 0.1)
(perl-modes ver: 1.09 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(pcomplete ver: 1.04 upstream: 1.1.6)
(pcl-cvs ver: 1.67 upstream: R-2_9_9)
(pc ver: 1.28 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(os-utils ver: 1.39 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(oo-browser ver: 1.04 upstream: 4.08)
(ocaml ver: 0.06 upstream: 3.06)
(misc-games ver: 1.18 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(mine ver: 1.16 upstream: 1.9)
(mh-e ver: 1.29 upstream: 7.4.2)
(mailcrypt ver: 2.14 upstream: 3.5.8)
(mail-lib ver: 1.78 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(ispell ver: 1.32 upstream: 3.6)
(ilisp ver: 1.34 upstream: 5.12.0)
(igrep ver: 1.14 upstream: 2.111)
(idlwave ver: 1.32 upstream: 5.1)
(ibuffer ver: 1.09 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(hyperbole ver: 1.16 upstream: 4.18)
(hm--html-menus ver: 1.23 upstream: 5.9)
(haskell-mode ver: 1.1 upstream: 2.1)
(gnats ver: 1.17 upstream: 3.101)
(games ver: 1.17 upstream: 1.04)
(fsf-compat ver: 1.15 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(fortran-modes ver: 1.05 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(forms ver: 1.15 upstream: 2.37)
(footnote ver: 1.16 upstream: 0.18x)
(eudc ver: 1.39 upstream: 1.32)
(eterm ver: 1.17 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(eshell ver: 1.1 upstream: 2.4.1)
(escreen ver: 1.01 upstream: 1.16)
(emerge ver: 1.11 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(eieio ver: 1.05 upstream: 0.17)
(efs ver: 1.33 upstream: 1.23)
(edt ver: 1.13 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(edit-utils ver: 2.36 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(ediff ver: 1.66 upstream: 2.75)
(edebug ver: 1.22 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(ecrypto ver: 0.2 upstream: 2.0)
(ecb ver: 1.22 upstream: 2.31)
(docbookide ver: 0.07000000000000001 upstream: 0.1)
(dired ver: 1.17 upstream: 7.13)
(dictionary ver: 1.16 upstream: 1.8)
(debug ver: 1.18 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(cookie ver: 1.15 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(clearcase ver: 1.1 upstream: /main/laptop/165)
(cc-mode ver: 1.45 upstream: 5.30.10)
(calendar ver: 1.3 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(calc ver: 1.26 upstream: 2.02fX3)
(c-support ver: 1.22 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(build ver: 1.14 upstream: 2.02)
(bbdb ver: 1.29 upstream: 2.34)
(auctex ver: 1.46 upstream: 11.55)
(apel ver: 1.32 upstream: 10.6)
(ada ver: 1.14 upstream: 2.27)
(mule-base ver: 1.49 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(lookup ver: 1.15 upstream: 1.0)
(leim ver: 1.24 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(latin-unity ver: 1.19 upstream: 1.19)
(egg-its ver: 1.27 upstream: No-Upstream-Ver)
(edict ver: 1.16 upstream: 0.9.9)

Installed Modules:


(view-less view ehelp electric mail-abbrevs xemacsbug shadow sendmail
rfc822 annotations lpr sh-script efs-cu mwheel gnuserv tex-site
pending-del muse-journal muse-book muse-wiki muse-docbook muse-texinfo
texnfo-upd texinfo muse-latex muse-html muse-xml-common cus-edit
cus-load muse-publish muse-project muse-protocols info muse-regexps
wid-edit muse muse-nested-tags muse-mode ess-toolbar ess-mous mouseme
thingatpt browse-url ess-menu imenu ess-swv ess-noweb essl-bugs
essd-omg essl-omg essd-els essd-sas essl-sas essa-sas rtf-support
executable shell essd-arc essd-vst essd-xls essl-lsp essd-sta essl-sta
cc-vars cc-defs make-regexp essd-sp6 essd-sp5 essd-sp3 essd-r
essd-r-args essl-s ess-inf ess-utils comint ring ess-mode noweb-mode
ess ess-cust regexp-opt font-lock cus-face ess-emcs ess-site
zenirc-autoloads xwem-autoloads xslt-process-autoloads
xslide-autoloads xlib-autoloads xetla-autoloads xemacs-devel-autoloads
xemacs-base-autoloads x-symbol-autoloads w3-autoloads vm-autoloads
viper-autoloads view-process-autoloads vhdl-autoloads vc-autoloads
tramp-autoloads tpu-autoloads tm-autoloads time-autoloads
textools-autoloads text-modes-autoloads texinfo-autoloads
supercite-autoloads strokes-autoloads speedbar-autoloads
slider-autoloads sieve-autoloads sh-script-autoloads sgml-autoloads
semantic-autoloads scheme-autoloads ruby-modes-autoloads
rmail-autoloads riece-autoloads reftex-autoloads re-builder-autoloads
python-modes-autoloads psgml-autoloads ps-print-autoloads
prog-modes-autoloads pgg-autoloads perl-modes-autoloads
pcomplete-autoloads pcl-cvs-autoloads pc-autoloads os-utils-autoloads
oo-browser-autoloads ocaml-autoloads net-utils-autoloads
misc-games-autoloads mine-autoloads mh-e-autoloads mailcrypt-autoloads
mail-lib-autoloads ispell-autoloads ilisp-autoloads igrep-autoloads
idlwave-autoloads ibuffer-autoloads hyperbole-autoloads
hm--html-menus-autoloads haskell-mode-autoloads gnus-autoloads
gnats-autoloads games-autoloads fsf-compat-autoloads
fortran-modes-autoloads forms-autoloads footnote-autoloads
eudc-autoloads eterm-autoloads eshell-autoloads escreen-autoloads
erc-autoloads emerge-autoloads eieio-autoloads efs-autoloads
edt-autoloads edit-utils-autoloads ediff-autoloads edebug-autoloads
ecrypto-autoloads ecb-autoloads docbookide-autoloads dired-autoloads
dictionary-autoloads debug-autoloads cookie-autoloads
clearcase-autoloads cc-mode-autoloads calendar-autoloads
calc-autoloads c-support-autoloads build-autoloads bbdb-autoloads
auctex-autoloads apel-autoloads ada-autoloads mule-base-autoloads
lookup-autoloads leim-autoloads latin-unity-autoloads
egg-its-autoloads edict-autoloads modules-autoloads mule-autoloads
auto-autoloads auto-show fontl-hooks canna-leim tibetan slovenian
czech romanian lao devanagari indian ccl code-cmds gutter-items
menubar-items x-menubar mode-motion mouse behavior itimer auto-save
lisp-mode easymenu easy-mmode iso8859-1 page buff-menu lib-complete
loadhist cus-file derived newcomment rsz-minibuf env text-props frame
obsolete cus-start custom widget cl-extra cl cl-19 packages backquote
unicode lucid-scrollbars cut-buffer lucid-menubars athena-dialogs x
c-balloon-help tty-frames tty toolbar native-sound alsa-sound
scrollbar unix-processes multicast network-streams subprocesses
modules menu-accelerator-support menubar md5 xemacs xim mule gutter
tiff png gif jpeg xface xpm xbm lisp-float-type file-coding linux
dialog devices window-system base64)

Recent keystrokes:

up up down down down up up up up up up up up up up 
up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up 
up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up up 
up up up up down down down down down down down down 
down down down down down down down down down down button5 
button5up button4 button4up C-c TAB misc-user C-x TAB 
button1 button1up C-s b u g C-s C-s C-s button5 button5up 
button1 button1up button1 button1up button1 button1up 
misc-user misc-user misc-user

Recent messages (most recent first):

Node has no Up Node has no Up Node has no Previous Invalid operation: The 
region is not active now Composing main Info directory...done C-c TAB not 
defined. Rebuilding temporary /usr/local/info/dir...done Rebuilding 
temporary /usr/local/info/dir... Composing main Info directory... Warning: 
Error in directory `/usr/share/xemacs/site-packages/lisp/doc/info/': 
Opening directory: "No such file or directory", 

Buffer is read-only: #<buffer "*Bug Help*">
Buffer is read-only: #<buffer "*Bug Help*">
Type M-x mail-send-and-exit to send the bug report, C-x k to cancel.
space = page forward; b = page back; h = help; q = quit.
Loading view-less...done
Loading view-less...
Loading ehelp...done
Loading ehelp...
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2013-12-02 12:00:50stephensetfiles: - ll38.html
2013-12-02 12:00:45stephensetfiles: - kc33.html
2013-12-02 12:00:41stephensetfiles: - wc30.html
2013-12-02 12:00:35stephensetfiles: - ihi31.html
2013-12-02 12:00:31stephensetfiles: - gc30.html
2013-12-02 12:00:26stephensetfiles: - g-c38.html
2013-11-25 14:41:48economicseries8setfiles: + g-c38.html
2013-11-19 20:03:34economicseries8setfiles: + ll38.html
2013-11-13 19:59:02economicseries8setfiles: + kc33.html
2013-11-08 20:36:13economicseries8setfiles: + rk33.html
2013-11-08 20:36:05economicseries8setfiles: - rk33.html
2013-11-08 20:36:00economicseries8setfiles: + rk33.html
2013-11-01 17:34:11economicseries8setfiles: + gc30.html
2013-10-31 17:50:48economicseries8setfiles: + wc30.html
2013-10-30 13:02:12economicseries8setstatus: new
files: + ihi31.html
2009-02-26 22:38:17mike.kupferlinkissue415 superseder
2009-02-26 22:37:19mike.kupfersetseverity: inconvenience
nosy: - fjt21
messages: + msg1043
module: + core code 21.5
priority: normal
platform: + x86, unix, xt
type: defect
2008-11-29 06:19:54fjt21create