Re: cfdisk and libslang problems
On Thu, 20 May 1999, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Matt Porter wrote:
> > I've found that on my devel PReP system (using a serial console), I can
> > run cfdisk with no problems.
> > However, after building a rescue disk from the current mirror of packages,
> > I find that the cfdisk fails when running from the rescue disk. I'm using
> > a serial console for booting in this case as well, I've verified that all
> > the dependent libraries are the same as on my development system and that
> > the cfdisk binary is the same. If I shell out from dbootstrap and run
> > cfdisk from the cli I get this:
> > ># cfdisk
> > >S-Lang Error: Unknown Error Code
> > >SLcurses_initscr: init failed
> > >
> > >#
> > And then my terminal is completely hung. Any slang gurus got a clue or
> > anybody seen this before?
> I don't know, however, this is an answer I got when asking in an
> online forum:
> <JHM> Joey: Check if you have a valid $TERM
> <gaia> Joey: set TERM to linux, then, iirc
> <gaia> Joey: whithing dbootstrap, i mean
> Can you retry with that? E.g. hax0r dbootstrap to set TERM?
TERM was set to linux-m by dbootstrap which was the problem. Setting it
to linux solved the problem. Interestingly, I my terminfo/ directories on
the boot image rootdisk contain neither linux or linux-m entries. Perhaps
my boot image should have these, for now I've hacked dbootstrap to always
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