[kbd] Test failures in kbd-2.0.0 on ppc

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Sep 23 04:31:57 MSK 2013

On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 01:27:12AM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
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> 2 of 8 tests failed
> Please report to gladkov.alexey at gmail.com
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 The situation is a bit more serious than I thought.  Mac keyboards
were generally dire and weird, plus I use a KVM switch to share one
keyboard and monitor between my desktop machines, so I've got a
regular x86 British keyboard.  This has always worked ok (apart from
the 101st key being not recognized - that's a kernel problem), and I
normally use my own keymap [ uk-utf ] to add a lot of things and to
make the compose settings for accents closer to the Xorg dead keys.

 With kbd-2.0 (whether compiled with or without the separate lib),
loadkeys returns a status of 0 but doesn't change the keymap.  Same
with the shipped uk map.  I've now dropped back to 1.15.5 here and
my own keymap is working fine.

 For anyone else who wants to test this, and who has a ppc with a
regular US keyboard, "loadkeys uk" ought to load the British map
(double quotes on shifted 2, at-sign on shifted comma, pound
(sterling) on shifted 3 instead of has-sign.  And if working,
"loadkeys us" ought to restore it.

 I repeat that this is with everything else up-to-date, maybe it
still works with old toolchains, I don't know.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, dieses Mal als Farce

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