Bug#605065: ncurses-base: backspace key deletes forwards on the kFreeBSD console
The cons25-debian seems be fine for me, as it should be only local
change for one release of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. The next one will not
Any name is fine with me as long as ncurses upstream accepts it.
The next debian release will be based on FreeBSD 9.x kernel, with
TERM=xterm, so IMHO, this name even do not need to be in upstream.
And there is a third option, mixture of both above.
As a default use the plain cons25 variant. Additionaly provide
cons25-debian entry in ncurses and special debian keymap in freebsd-utils.
By default it will work as variant 1, but there is a possibility
to set TERM to cons25-debian and set keymap which would generate the
correct sequences for cons25-debian.
Only one keymap, or several of them? I would not like having to use US
keyboard layout for correct backspace/delete keys.
Or a script, which will change currently loaded keymap to policy
kbdcontrol -d | sed ... | kbdcontrol -l
So best option for now seems be to prevent
freebsd-utils 8.1-3 from entering
testing and a new upload of kfreebsd-8.