Re: buggy line feed and tabbing issue / looking for good uninstall-reinstall solution
Am Freitag, den 17.08.2007, 03:38 -0700 schrieb Holly Fortenberry:
> I hope to find help with these problems. I really like using bluefish
> (out of at least 5 other editors I've tried). I have 2 issues, maybe
> potential bugs:
> 1) About 2 weeks ago, bluefish v 1.0.4 started having a problem doing
> a line feed and jumping around with what appeared to be automatic
> tabbing behavior (I did NOT set it to do this in the preferences). I
> would hit "enter", and it would only do a carriage return but still be
> on the same line. I would have to press "enter" down for a lot longer
> than necessary to get it to do a line feed and then it would jump down
> many lines all of a sudden really fast before I could release the key.
> The line numbers in the gutter were stacked up on top of each other.
> When I opened up my file in Smultron and TextEdit, I noticed that
> there were many multiple additional spaces and lines in my code, where
> apparently, bluefish was adding the lines/spaces, but not rendering it
> on the screen beyond showing a flickering as it jumped around. I had
> to go back and edit out all that white space in my css file and index
> files. That part I could deal with, but it became very difficult to
> type code quickly when the carriage return/line feed would get stuck
> every time I hit enter. Also, every time I hit the tab button, all of
> a sudden, my cursor would disappear. If I trusted where I new it
> SHOULD be and went ahead and typed, my code would show up as I typed,
> but there was no way to know for sure where my cursor/carot was unless
> I typed something first or counted the number of times I hit the tab
> button (this method worked pretty well).
It's possible, that a simple rebuild would fix that behaviour. 1.0.4 is
pretty old and I guess, many library packages have been updated during
time. Not sure, but AFAIK you are the first reporting such behaviour.
> Shortly after this happened, I decided to look for a new version of
> bluefish and saw the 1.0.6. After trying to use FinkCommander for the
> new install (I had used it for the initial bluefish version 1.0.4
> install as well) without success this time, Kevin Horton helped me
> finally get the install done using the command line to fix something
> happening in Fink (that's a story for another time).
> This leads to the second issue:
> 2) After this install of bluefish 1.0.6, I could only open bluefish
> 1.0.6 using the xterm command "bluefish". Opening bluefish using the
> x11 applications drop-down list or "command-B" (that I had added) only
> worked intermittently. We did not install an icon in my applications
> folder, we didn't know how.
This sounds like a packaging bug/issue in your Fink package. You better
ask a Mac maintainer (e.g. look here:
http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/package.php/bluefish or check the About
dialog of bluefish and try to contact Michèle Garoche).
> The next day, bluefish crashed on me when I was trying to select a
> block of code using Grab (a mac os x screengrab software) to make a
> screenshot. Dragging my mouse across the code seemed to be the
> triggering behavior that crashed bluefish and corrupted the file
> (fortunately, I had a backup). I'm afraid to use bluefish now...but I
> really like it and am hoping there is a way to uninstall and reinstall
Can you create a backtrace. Note: You must remove the -s option for the
install command in src/Makefile.in to avoid the binary being stripped.
> For the install, is there a way to install bluefish from a disk image
You could try to build bluefish on your own:
- get the source-tarball (http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/download.html)
- install the necessary development packages/header files
(http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/manual/ch02.html) for your system
- configure and build the package (same section)
This one, can help you determining, which packages you need, to build
bluefish on your system:
> I am so confused with the tarballs and zip installs. I think that
> might be what caused the second problem with bluefish 1.0.6, a bad
> install. FinkCommander was not seeing the new version at first (and
> I'm not just talking about doing a table update or update_cvs), and
> then it didn't install it with the icon in the applications folder as
> it did with the first version. So I don't know if the install
> happened correctly.
If I understand the Fink pages correctly, then the 1.0.4 version is in
"stable" and the 1.0.6 version in "unstable". There might be
> Can I do a manual deletion of all the bluefish files and start from
> scratch to do a clean dmg install of 1.0.6 (or 1.0.7 even)?
Sure, you can. You simply need to find out, to which locations files
were installed. Is there a file, that can examine Mac packages to tell
you? Otherwise, simply remove the package. Check for files left on your
system (they most probably contain the term "bluefish" in their name or
path). You could further move your .bluefish directory out of the way
and try a new, clean installation.
> Any thoughts? Please let me know if there a better way for me to
> submit my issues.
Many things sound like packaging issue, not real application bugs. If
you can get some help from a Fink maintainer, to determine, which is a
package and which an application bug, it would help you and us a lot.
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