Re: Bug#14366: terminfo entry for "xterm" is broken
On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Galen Hazelwood wrote:
> 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 don't like this solution. I'd vote for calling the _correct_ record
(i.e. the one that describes _our_ xterm completely) "xterm". The others
should be called "xterm-old", "xterm-compat", or whatever.
IMHO, we should set "TERM=xterm" as default (if that's not already the
case). If someone logs into a Debian system from another OS, he/she can
easily set "TERM=xterm-old", whatever.
-- Christian Schwarz
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