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Re: Compiling xterm with 256-color support

kynn@panix.com wrote:

> I've been fighting with this for a couple of days now and getting
> nowhere; any help would be much appreciated.  I want to compile xterm
> with 256-color support.  I downloaded the source from Debian (which
> comes as a small part of the MUCH larger xfree86 package), and
> attempted to compile the xterm application.  After much trial and lots
> more error I managed to compile xterm, but the result is a non-viable
> monstruous creature.  Most of the emulated terminal falls outside of
> the window; one can only see about 15% of it; and along the top there

That sounds like an old bug that I fixed several months ago.  Try something
current - ftp://invisible-island.net/xterm/

> are three old-fashioned-looking buttons, something out of the earliest

That's the toolbar option (which you can turn off).

> days of Athena widgets: Main Options, VT Options, VT Fonts; clicking
> on any of these buttons crashes the "xterm".  Worst of all, I can't
> get this monster to display 256 colors, even though I configured it
> with the --enable-256-color option.

Thomas E. Dickey

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