Re: Incoming directory status
On Fri, 10 May 1996, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> You (Guy Maor) wrote:
> > I'm not sure if it's emacs or ncurses, but one of them is extremely
> > picky about the /etc/termcap file. I assume this file will be included
> > in your termcap-compat package. For example, they dislike slashes (/)
> > in the terminal names.
> I haven't looked yet myself so I could be totally wrong here, but the
> "old" debian termcap file and the one from termcap-2.0.8 are totally out
> of date. With the ncurses package a "master" termcap/info file is included
> from which the terminfo entries are generated, and from which a matching
> termcap file can be created. You probably want to include that file as
> the termcap file.
The old debian termcap is, but not the one in termcap-2.0.8. Witness:
chrish@pianocktail:[~/debian/my-packages/termcap-compat] >head termcap.src
####### TERMINAL TYPE DESCRIPTIONS SOURCE FILE
# Version 9.8.1
# termcap syntax
# Eric S. Raymond (current maintainer)
# John Kunze, Berkeley
# Craig Leres, Berkeley
That's what you were thinking about, right? Or 9.8.1 also getting old?
Err... Although I guess it'd be better to be using exactly the same
version that terminfo uses. I'll look into that.