Subject: port-shark/18355: 1.6 shark install image assumes ... interesting TERM.
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/20/2002 11:24:23
>Number:         18355
>Category:       port-shark
>Synopsis:       1.6 shark install image assumes ... interesting TERM.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-shark-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Sep 20 11:25:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Chris Demetriou
>Release:        1.6
Eternal complainer's society.
shark install kernel:
NetBSD 1.6 (INSTALL) #0: Mon Sep  9 07:10:16 UTC 2002

booted over network, serial console.
shark install kernel assumes TERM=pc3.  OK if console is on the
frame buffer, but not so good if console is elsewhere.

the result, at least for me (with white-on-black) xterm talking
talking (thru telnet / terminal server) to serial console port is
black on dark blue text.  Plus sysinst doesn't actually display or
work properly due to escape sequence differences.  "ugh."
boot 1.6 shark install kernel on headless shark (using serial console).

may also effect other platforms.

figure out the console type, and make a better guess at the
terminal type based on that?  Or, if a serial console, ask?