Bug#605065: Bug#607662: ncurses-base: backspace key deletes forwards on the kFreeBSD console
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
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. If
kFreeBSD needs different settings than the stock cons25 entry, it needs
to create and use a different TERM type.
Yes, changing cons25 terminfo entry is no option.
The creating of completely new terminfo entry is also no option,
as it means the new entry would be unknown on all other systems.
Moreover it would need changes to some other packages, at least sysvinit.
For the record, I tested new kernel image in the shell
and in jstar(joe) editor, it worked fine.
The jstar is linked to ***libncurses*** :-(
I propose revert changes in kernel and kbdcontrol and ask for ignore tag
for this "technology preview" release.