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Re: Bug#607662: ncurses-base: backspace key deletes forwards on the kFreeBSD console

On 2010-12-21 04:58 +0100, brian m. carlson wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 10:06:00PM +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> The changes to the kFreeBSD console and the kbdcontrol package (see
>> #605065 and #605777) need to be accompanied by changing the cons25
>> terminfo entry accordingly, otherwise ncurses-based programs severely
>> misbehave.
> You really can't just unilaterally change the cons25 terminfo entry.  If
> this proposed change is implemented, people running stock FreeBSD will
> have their consoles broken if they log into a Debian system.

Right, they will have the opposite problem then, the delete key deletes
backwards while backspace works correctly.  Note that a similar problem
already exists for the xterm terminfo entry, see

> If kFreeBSD needs different settings than the stock cons25 entry, it
> needs to create and use a different TERM type.

I suppose that ncurses-base would ship the terminfo entry for it, and
kfreebsd-image-* packages need to depend on an ncurses-base version that
has this terminfo entry, right?  Any suggestions for the name?


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