Re: Bug#9813: rxvt 2.20-4 : Bad setting of TERM environ variable
(1) xterm-color has *not* been in X for years, though it was a
collection of patches for X11R5 and X11R6 -- it was not in XFree
3.1.2, it was only added to XFree 3.2, probably via X11R6.1 but I'd
have to check -- it's possibly *only* in XFree. This would mean not
only that xterm-color isn't *widely* available, it would mean that it
isn't available *at all* in non-Xfree systems... [If you remember
debian having xterm-color, that's because it was a seperate package
that I threw together for Xfree 3.1.2 so I could play color angband on
a tty :-)] So: if you find a non-xfree system that has an xterm-color
entry, let me know, I'll keep track. I realize that it's ncurses, not
xfree, that provides this entry on debian; that doesn't change the
fact that xterm-color was a "fringe patch" for a long time, not a
(2) By default, with normal X resources, xterm *doesn't do ANSI color*.
The simplest way I've found to turn it on involves using -xrm to pass
"xterm*customization: -color"... and I should be able to make it set
TERM in that case (by editing app-defaults/XTerm-color; try if
yourself if you'd like...) but it should *only* do it in that case.
(3) There are already bugs filed about the xterm-color side of this;
scan the web page for them first before filing new ones...
The Herd of Kittens
Debian X Maintainer
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