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Re: disable orange progress running apt

On Monday 07 August 2017 08:39:46 Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 08:05:28AM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
> > Could this somehow be coming from bash rather than apt?
> Nope.
> Also while I'm here: the garish colors of apt(8) are not the #1 reason
> I switched back to apt-get(8), but they are #2.  Whoever chose the
> colors clearly doesn't use a terminal with a white background, because
> yellow on white is simply unreadable.

That seems odd, and would tend to make me think of using the educational 

The only machine I have that uses apt as default, is a raspi running 
jessie, and its happy as a clam, either on its full 16 bit color 
framebuffer screen, or on a logged in terminal-4.8 here.

I would first check your "env" output to see if that might be a source of 
odd colors in X. If so, a global grep for the observed string(s) might 
provide a clue for where a color value is miss-set.

The above example machines "env" output contains this:

as a single 1433 byte string that your email agent my line wrap, it is 
not here as I send this. There, sometimes only 2 bytes are used to spec 
a color, but I've no clue how to decode the above as I haven't had to 
look into it. Just scanning the above, it looks to be a way of coloring 
a files name in an ls listing, coloring it by its name extension. And 
the colors are 4 bit, which explains why some apps look washed out on 
the raspi's screen. But thats about all I can determine or infer from 
the above.

Colors are often presented as a 24 bit hex string 2 nibbles per color so 
each can have 256 values in terms of it brightness, with the format 
being name of color=RRGGBB with each nibble haveing a value ranging from 
0 to F, so full brightness red s/b FF0000, green 00FF00, etc.  Yellow 
would be something close to FFFF00 for instance.

No clue if this is helpfull but it's at the basics of how most of this 
stuff works.

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