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Bug#605065: kfreebsd-image-8.1-1-amd64: Delete key does not delete the character to the right of the cursor

Package: kfreebsd-image-8.1-1-amd64
Version: 8.1-5
Severity: serious
Justification: violates MUST directive of Debian Policy 9.8


it seems that roles of <-- and Delete keys are somewhat reversed in the VTs of
kFreeBSD.  I was not able to get "Delete" key to "delete the character to the
right of the cursor" (citing chapter 9.8 of Debian Policy). It always deletes
the character to the left of the cursor. <-- deletes the char to the right in
vim (i.e. it acts like "Delete" should), but it behaves properly in the shell

I reported this bug as RC because it clearly violates must of Debian policy
chapter 9.8 . It's also very annoying and breaks uniform feel of Debian on

I reported a bug against kfreebsd kernel because I believe this bug lies
somewhere in tty/consio/syscons subsystems. However, I guess it would be possible to adjust keymaps instead.

P.S. It was a huge pain to write this bug report in VT of kfbsd because of this problem.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: kfreebsd-amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: kFreeBSD 8.1-1-amd64
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages kfreebsd-image-8.1-1-amd64 depends on:
ii  freebsd-utils                 8.1-2+b1   FreeBSD utilities needed for GNU/k
ii  kldutils                      8.1-2+b1   tools for managing kFreeBSD module

kfreebsd-image-8.1-1-amd64 recommends no packages.

kfreebsd-image-8.1-1-amd64 suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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