Bug 457 - Wrong colour in xterm
Summary: Wrong colour in xterm
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/xterm (show other bugs)
Version: 6.7.0
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
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Reported: 2004-04-11 12:20 UTC by Piotr Wajnberg
Modified: 2004-11-21 21:57 UTC (History)
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Description Piotr Wajnberg 2004-04-11 12:20:22 UTC
I've just tried the new X upgrading from 4.3.0 and found the default blue colour
in xterm-color has been changed to very light hue. This looks particularly bad
in Midnight Commander. A simple error I'm sure.
Comment 1 Alexandru Fomin 2004-08-02 03:18:53 UTC
Somewhere between xterm-patchlevels 174 (included in xf 4.3.0) and patchlevel
184 (currently in xc-xorg tree), some color definition in
xc/programs/xterm/XTerm-col.ad have been changed:

diff -u xfree86-4.3.0.dfsg.1/build-tree/xc/programs/xterm/XTerm-col.ad
/data/work/cvs/xfree/xc-xorg/programs/xterm/XTerm-col.ad  | egrep
'VT100[*]color' | grep -i blue
-*VT100*color4: blue3
+*VT100*color4: DodgerBlue1
-*VT100*color12: blue
+*VT100*color12: SteelBlue1

If you set add "*VT100*color4: blue3" in your .Xresources or change it
/etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color, you'll have the colors the way you 
are used to ...

From upstream Changelog file (http://dickey.his.com/xterm/xterm.log.html), you
can see Thomas E. Dickey's comments for patch #180 (qouted bellow):

# use color resource setting from Debian package for xterm VT100 widget, since
the choice of blues provides better contrast.
# remove color resources from XTerm.ad, leaving them only in XTerm-col.ad
(prompted by Debian package for xterm).

Comment 2 Thomas Dickey 2004-11-22 16:57:28 UTC
This was fixed for Debian #241717:

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