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Re: Call for testing: Fix for DELETE / BACKSPACE problems in experimental

On 2011-10-31 22:30 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:

> 2011/10/30 Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>:
>> 2011/10/30 Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>:
>>> Seems to work fine, although I haven't tested what happens when you
>>> connect to non-Debian systems which have kbs=^H in the xterm terminfo.
>> Connecting to FreeBSD works (FreeBSD has kbs=^H, but its userland-side
>> of this is more tollerant and accepts 0x7F as well).
>> I don't know about others. Anyone can check?
> Btw, if breakage is to be expected, shouldn't we avoid TERM=xterm and
> use TERM=xterm-debian instead?

No, definitely not.

> The only problem I can see is that xterm-debian is not in upstream
> ncurses, but I guess this can be fixed.
> Or am I missing something?

Yes.  There is actually no difference between xterm and xterm-debian WRT
backspace/delete keys, contrary to cons25/cons25-debian.  The existence
of the xterm-debian terminfo is really a historical accident, and it
should not be used.


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