Bug#605065: Bug#607662: Bug#605065: Bug#605777: ncurses-base: backspace key deletes forwards on the kFreeBSD console
On 2011-01-04 23:41 +0100, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-01-05 at 00:17 +0200, Modestas Vainius wrote:
>> On trečiadienis 05 Sausis 2011 00:09:21 Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>> > On Wed, 2010-12-29 at 20:07 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> > > On 2010-12-29 00:36 +0100, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>> > > > On Mon, 2010-12-27 at 20:44 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> > > >> On 2010-12-27 19:51 +0100, Petr Salinger wrote:
>> > > >> > So best option for now seems be to prevent
>> > > >> > freebsd-utils 8.1-3 from entering testing and a new upload of
>> > > >> > kfreebsd-8.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> For the record, freebsd-utils 8.1-3 will migrate in three days if not
>> > > >> hindered.
> Hmmm, in fact it looks like someone else unblocked it, so it's migrated
>> > > I have added the proposed patch for the cons25-debian terminfo entry to
>> > > ncurses git¹. Once this is in unstable, the kFreeBSD people may choose
>> > > to implement any of the suggested solutions.
>> > That's now happened; thanks. Is the ncurses change suitable for
>> > migration in its own right, or does it need an associated change on the
>> > kFreeBSD side still?
>> Huh, looks like kfreebsd kernel change was reverted .
>>  http://lists.debian.org/E1Pa9a9-00028V-Gv@franck.debian.org
> Indeed. I'm now thoroughly confused. :-)
Argh, with the current combination of the kFreeBSD kernel, freebsd-utils
and ncurses in sid you are between the devil and the deep blue sea:
either set TERM=cons25 and have the backspace key delete forwards, or
set TERM=cons25-debian and have the delete key delete backwards. :-/
> As the freebsd-utils change has hit testing after all, is unblocking
> ncurses to go with it sufficient, or do we need further changes?
I'd rather ask the kFreeBSD people what they really want for Squeeze.
If they are going to revert the changes in freebsd-utils as well (which
is one of the proposed solutions), there is little point in unblocking
ncurses at all.