[Aptitude-devel] Bug#705534: directly setting Aptitude::UI::Default-Package-View also does not work

Marcel Partap mpartap at gmx.net
Sun Sep 16 17:49:09 BST 2018

I tried to circumvent the theme system because …

https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2008/12/msg00582.html>   The theme system is utterly broken, perhaps?  That would be my first
> guess...
>   Daniel

but directly setting Aptitude::UI::Default-Package-View to the dselect-theme section defined in aptitude-defaults also wouldn't work.
Apart from the header, the screen is completely black - apart from a character in the center. And that changes with the cursor up/down keys.. from the invisible list, package info tabs open when pressing enter! But they have the same broken display.
When selecting theme "Vertical-Split", the tab key will move the cursor to the right half of the screen while for "dselect", it jumps to the bottom half. So maybe the widths/heights don't get set properly?
The only thing I actually wanted to achieve actually is shrinking the info area to less than half of the screen... 😅
> aptitude::UI::Default-Package-View::desc::RowExpand "no";
> aptitude::UI::Default-Package-View::desc::Height "5"; 
seemingly was overly optimistic (E: Couldn't parse layout: unknown view item type "")...

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