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Bug#444250: ncurses-base: xterm.ti (the terminfo database) is out of sync with the current xterm

On 2009-09-01 11:07 +0200, Thomas Dickey wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> On 2009-08-31 22:27 +0200, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>>> The only other issue is for smm/rmm, which is a nuisance for bash users.
>>> While it's correct, bash users may expect the meta key to send escape.
>> I'm afraid I do not follow.  With "Meta Sends Escape" enabled in xterm,
>> I do not notice any problem in bash.  If it is disabled, all programs
>> misbehave with regard to the Meta (=Alt on my keyboard) key, at least in
>> a UTF-8 locale.  See bug #266336¹.
> I seem to recall the original report was in a newsgroup. But for instance
> 	http://fixunix.com/slackware/125048-slackware-current-xterm-problem-del-bs-meta-keys.html
> 	http://bugs.gentoo.org/246091

FWIW, I could not reproduce either of these.

>>> This only affects users of xterm (none of the other terminals which may
>>> set $TERM to "xterm" implement either the sequence or the corresponding
>>> meta mode).
>>> So you may want to update xterm-debian and exclude that feature.
>> What exactly needs to be done for that?
> I was suggesting that you may/may not want smm/rmm in xterm-debian.

>From the Gentoo bug it looks like we do not want it, even though I was
not able to reproduce the problem.


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