Bug#562134: ncurses-base: Please include terminfo entry for bterm
The Debian installer uses bogl-bterm on the primary terminal, which uses
TERM=bterm. Neither ncurses-base nor ncurses-term knows about this
terminal type, so all screen-oriented programs fail to run. This
affects the ability to run such programs from a rescue environment,
forcing the user to switch to an alternate TTY rather than using the
shell run by the installer; if the user doesn't know how to do that,
they'll find themselves unable to run editors, aptitude, and other such
programs useful when recovering a system.
Please include the terminfo entry for bterm, preferably in ncurses-base,
but if not there then in ncurses-term.
- Josh Triplett
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages ncurses-base depends on:
ii libncurses5 5.7+20090803-2 shared libraries for terminal hand
ncurses-base recommends no packages.
ncurses-base suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information