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Re: Bug#14366: terminfo entry for "xterm" is broken

Scott Ellis wrote:

> Another idea, add a program to run to switch between the old and new xterm
> termcap files, so people who want it one way can have it, and people who
> want it a different way can have it that way too.

I veto that idea on grounds of over-complexity.

Okay, how's this for a compromise.  I redesign ncurses-base so it includes two
xterm entries.  One is "xterm", which is what's currently "xterm-old" in
ncurses-term.  The other is "xterm-debian", which is the new one.  I ask the
debian X maintainer to hack xterm so it defaults to TERM=xterm-debian, perhaps
only when running a local shell.  (M.E.:  Is this possible?)

I think this should be acceptable to everyone.  Now all I have to do is come up
with a working rxvt entry, and we're set.  :-P


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