Subject: Re: misc/10127: port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25
To: None <,>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/16/2000 18:41:53
On Tue, May 16, 2000 at 12:30:34PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> That's not a problem.  You should copy the full terminal definition over
> to the "losing" system, and use it -- you'll get the best of both worlds!
> This is something that people using terminals to connect to Unix hosts
> have done for many years -- only recently with the proliferation of X11
> has much of this been hidden from many users courtesy the universal
> applicability of a common "xterm" terminal type.

Sure, but a user that can do this can also change /etc/ttys !
There is also the termcap vs terminfo issue which may make the problem
harder (I guess you have to change both files, isn't it ?).
> "xterm-color" isn't a hack -- it's a different kind of terminal -- the
> "hack" is that it happens to support a subset of commands as described
> by the "xterm" terminal type and thus it allows users of that terminal
> type be able to use it when connecting to systems that don't have a full
> "xterm-color" definition in their terminal capabilities database.  Such
> users still have to change their terminal type to "xterm" on remote
> systems though (as you've discovered! ;-)....

Hum, I ddin't have enouth coffe when I wrote this - I meant the 'linux'
terminal type. This one is harder because none of the standart term type seems
to work rigth.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.