finch charset issue

Vegard Hammerseth vegard at
Mon Feb 27 14:24:44 EST 2012

Ah, ok. I'm going to run this on another machine through ssh and screen,
but are currently debugging on my local machine. So the video was just a
problem descriptor because the problem is identical on the server I will be

So you were right about this not being the root of the problem, but what is?

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 8:19 PM, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:

> Vegard Hammerseth spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > I have some interesting charset issue with finch. This video I created
> > shows it
> >
> > There are also additional information in the video description.
> >
> > I really want to migrate over to finch, but need to fix this "bug".
> You still have the system finch installed.  This is likely to cause
> all kinds of problems with your newly compiled finch.  You need to
> uninstall the system finch, and make sure you run 'make install' on
> the compiled finch.
> That said, I will be surprised if that's the actual root of your
> problems.  After you do the above, run 'ldd' on the finch you
> compiled yourself, and make sure it is linked against libncursesw (not
> just libncurses).
> Ethan
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