Re: OS X Terminal.app and Aptitude
On 2006-07-11 12:09:45 -0700, Ian Brandt wrote:
> >> Backing up a little, I'd edit that line to show
> >> macosx|generic color xterm,
> >> and remove the $HOME/.terminfo/x/xterm-color and
> >> $HOME/.terminfo/n/nxterm,
> >> rerun tic. Then
> >> infocmp macosx xterm-color
> >> would show whatever changes were made other than the sgr string.
> Here is the result:
> $ infocmp macosx xterm-color
> comparing macosx to xterm-color.
> comparing booleans.
> comparing numbers.
> comparing strings.
> hts: '\EH', NULL.
> is2: '\E7\E[r\E[m\E[?7h\E[?1;3;4;6l\E[4l\E8\E>',
> kdch1: '\E[3~', '\177'.
> kend: NULL, '\E[4~'.
> kfnd: '\E[1~', NULL.
> khome: NULL, '\E[1~'.
> kslt: '\E[4~', NULL.
> meml: NULL, '\El'.
> memu: NULL, '\Em'.
> rs2: '\E7\E[r\E8\E[m\E[?7h\E[?1;3;4;6l\E[4l\E>',
> I compiled your terminfo on my Debian box, and ssh'd over with TERM
> set to 'nsterm'. A few initial observations:
> - Color is lost at the Bash prompt.
> - Horizontal borders in Aptitude (e.g. in the search or quit
> dialogs) become '?' characters.
> - Delete works at the bash prompt, but in Aptitude it prints '^[[3~'.
> - Backspace works in Aptitude, whereas with xterm-color it printed '^?'.
You should set TERM to 'macosx'. If things don't work, just fix them
in the terminfo data and rerun tic.
Note: you shouldn't use the ncurses that come with Mac OS X. They are
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