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Re: make compilation not so gray




On 27/05/18 10:21, Adam Borowski wrote:
[Warning: a long-winded rant about terminals.  You should have known better
than to get me onto this particular topic.]

I am pleased. It is working out very well for me  :-)

On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 12:57:39PM +1200, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
Exhibit A: dpkg-buildpackage (attached).
As Stuart mentioned, this is entirely the fault of your terminal, not of
dpkg.  Is this a preset, or something you personally configured?

I am using xfce4-terminal with the "Black on White" preset. I just noticed that the xfce4-terminal Preferences / Colours / "Show bold text in bright colors" is automatically checked when selecting the preset. Unchecking this box gives me dark colours, making yellow the brown described by you and Stuart, and the white used in mega-tools becomes a usable grey. I think this fixes my terminal colour problems.

Thanks also for the fascinating detail on ANSI escape sequences. Hopefully one unchecked preference renders these unnecessary. :-)

Kind regards,

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