Bug#605065: Bug#607662: ncurses-base: backspace key deletes forwards on the kFreeBSD console
On 2010-12-27 19:51 +0100, Petr Salinger wrote:
>>> 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
>>> use it.
>> 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.
Would still be nice if it were, so that Squeeze GNU/kFreeBSD users have
at least a chance that remote systems have the terminfo entry.
>>> 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
> conforming, roughly
> kbdcontrol -d | sed ... | kbdcontrol -l
When is this script to be run, and where should people set the TERM
environment variable for it?
> So best option for now seems be to prevent
> freebsd-utils 8.1-3 from entering testing and a new upload of
For the record, freebsd-utils 8.1-3 will migrate in three days if not