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Bug 603074

Summary: net-irc/quassel-0.12.4[X,-qt5]: input widget backlog is unusable
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Sam Jorna (wraeth) <wraeth>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Patrick Lauer <patrick>
Severity: normal CC: johu
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Sam Jorna (wraeth) gentoo-dev 2016-12-19 09:58:51 UTC
When quassel (client) is built with USE="X -qt5", the input widget's backlog/history seems prepend the input with a colour code, making text either repeated from history or entered after scrolling through history to be (in my case) black, and invalidating any "/" commands.

Steps to reproduce:
1. emerge net-irc/quassel[X,-qt5] (note that deps may be involved)
2. Connect to a network
3. Send a message
4. Press up and resend message

Expected Results:
Text to be entered verbatim

Actual Results:
Text is prefixed with a colour code, causing coloured text in channels without +c and invalidating any client/server commands (eg. /mode).

I suspect this is due to a dependency issue between the two USE flags.

Also, both the X and qt5 USE flags describe building the Qt5 GUI. It probably doesn't make sense to be able to install with these flags, so perhaps either use REQUIRED_USE or remove the qt5 flag to make it implicit.
Comment 1 Johannes Huber gentoo-dev 2017-06-05 11:27:47 UTC
Please paste the output of emerge --info =net-irc/quassel-0.12.4. qt5 use flag will be dropped in 0.13.0. So you could try with 9999 where the change is already applied.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2017-12-03 17:02:44 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit c96e81087ffa6f944548d2279c822f825065f220
Author:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
AuthorDate: 2017-12-03 16:43:32 +0000
Commit:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
CommitDate: 2017-12-03 17:01:39 +0000

    net-irc/quassel: Drop USE=qt5, build with Qt5 unconditionally
    Acked-by: Patrick Lauer <>
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.16, Repoman-2.3.6

 net-irc/quassel/Manifest              |  2 +-
 net-irc/quassel/quassel-0.12.4.ebuild | 92 +++++++++++------------------------
 2 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 64 deletions(-)