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Re: Trying to fix slang

On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 12:32:31AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 04:57:12PM -0800, Blars Blarson wrote:
> > Not changing the terminal name when you change the terminal definition
> > breaks things worse.  When I log into a linux box from a solaris or
> > AIX xterm window, the xterm terminal type just doesn't work.  It seems
> > that the xfree86 people didn't think about the problems caused by
> > their incompatibilities in a mixed environment.  (I'd file a bug on
> > this, but at this late date fixing it would cause more headakes than
> > it would solve.)
> http://dickey.his.com/xterm/xterm.faq.html

Just because there's an faq on a bug, doesnt mean it isnt a bug.

The FAQ you cite even says that the (xfree-xterm) settings are incompatible 
with ****The X Consortium xterm ***.

This says to me that debian should fix its xterm termcap entry so that it
works with both standard xterm, and tweaked xterm.

Maybe recompile xterm so that it defaults to exporting its term-type as
xterm-xf86-v32, and then change the vanilla 'xterm' termcap entry to be
just that: vanilla xterm.

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