[hamm] backspace not working in bash in xterm
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I am running a hamm system with the latest updates. For the past few
weeks ncurses-bin and ncurses-base upgrades were failing because
/usr/share/terminfo already existed. I mv-ed /usr/shre/terminfo to
/usr/share/terminfo.bak and upgraded my ncurses-base and ncurses-bin. I
also installed the Matrox X server from SuSE.
Since then I have noticed that my backspace has stopped working. In the
case of tcsh I was able to get it back by 'set BACKSPACE ^H' However,
getting it to work under bash is still a problem. I tried 'stty erase
<backspace>'. But all my computer does is beep when I click the
backspace (or delete) button.
I carried out various tests and have isolated the problem to
TERM=xterm. backspace works fine in the console.
Am I right in assuming that the upgrade to XSuSE was the reason for the
problem? How do I get backspace working again? What files do I need to
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