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Re: FreeBSD 9+ kernel and xterm-* terminfo entries

On 2012-02-02 22:48 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:

> El 2 de febrer de 2012 19:20, Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> ha escrit:
>> If there is anything else you want me to do, please speak up.
> If you ship a new terminfo that matches FreeBSD one and give it a
> different name, would this allow FreeBSD 9 users with Debian
> GNU/kFreeBSD chroots to fix the problem with "TERM=xterm-xxxx" ?

Yes, with the caveat that they will face problems connecting to other
systems from within the chroot, since xterm-xxxx does not exist in
non-Debian systems.  So if the chroot is never used with a Debian
kernel, overriding the xterm terminfo is certainly preferable.

> Also, what happens with the reverse setup (Debian users with FreeBSD chroots)?

I don't know, but those are not really relevant here since the FreeBSD
chroots have their own ncurses implementation, and whatever I may do is
not going to change them.


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