Raising a new bug as requested by yooden in bug 1440331.
The nedit binary from nedit.org crashes on a standard
ubuntu desktop installation (hoary, breezy, dapper) if
I press Control-O to open a file.
The crash is dependent upon the value of LANG. The
default in ubuntu seems to be to use UTF8, and so I had
LANG=en_AU.UTF-8. If I unset LANG then run nedit, it
If I use the binary provided by ubuntu, I get lots of
weird errors all apparently due to lesstif. Changing
or unsetting LANG doesn't seem to make much difference.
Rebuilding the ubuntu package with openmotif instead
fixes most of the problems, although the file open
dialog doesn't work properly if LANG is set. With LANG
unset, this version works just as well as the binary
The ubuntu bug report is here:
and for anyone using ubuntu who wants a working
package, I've put my nedit-dmotif here:
That's the nedit source package from dapper modified to
build with openmotif instead of lesstif, and renamed to
nedit-dmotif to distinguish it from ubuntu's binary