When accessing any of the *-tui commands under CentOS/Red Hat, or any equivalents on other distributions, my display is completely broken and almost unusable.

This is what authconfig-tui running under CentOS6.4 looks like: iTerm2 output

I'm using the UTF-8 character encoding on the terminal, and the terminal type is set to xterm-256color. As far as I know, these are the proper settings to use.

No other text mode GUI apps appear to be broken aside from these commands. For instance, centerim, irssi, alpine all work perfectly.

How do I fix this?

  • authconfig doesn't use ncurses - it uses slang. – Thomas Dickey Aug 22 '15 at 1:06

This was apparently a bug in iTerm2. As of the 2.9.2016xx, builds, authconfig does not display in this broken fashion anymore.

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