Subject: misc/10121: recent changes to termcap database break "screen"
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/15/2000 03:14:23
>Number:         10121
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       recent changes to termcap database break "screen"
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon May 15 03:15:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Matthias Scheler
>Release:        2000/05/13
Matthias Scheler                  
System: NetBSD 1.4Y NetBSD 1.4Y (LYSSA) #0: Mon May 15 11:39:58 CEST 2000 i386

The recent changes to "termcap.src" broke the "screen" program (version
3.9.5 from "pkgsrc"). It dies with this message:

TERMCAP overflow - sorry.

With "$TERM" set to "vt100" or an older "termcap" database it still works fine.

Start "screen" in a xterm window.

Except for backing out the latest changes I don't know one.