Bug#1847: xterm and TERM=linux
package: xbase (?)
I don't know if this is a real bug, but it drives me buggy.
The O'Reilly X Windows SA Guide for X11 r4 and r5 (I don't have
one for r6) says:
Setting the terminal type, however, is not required for xterm
windows. The xterm client has its own way of dealing with
terminal types. Several terminal entries work with standard-sized
(80x24) xterm windows, including "xterm", "vt102", "vt100", and
"ansi". The xterm client automatically searches the terminal database
for these entries (in order) and sets the TERM environment variable
according to which entry it finds first.
However, on my 0.93r6 installation, xterms always come up with
TERM=linux, which doesn't work well at all.
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