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Re: misc/10127 (port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25)

The following reply was made to PR misc/10127; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc." <>
 Andrew Doran <>,
Subject: Re: misc/10127 (port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25)
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 14:26:02 -0400

 On 13-May-08, at 9:31 AM, wrote:
 > Synopsis: port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25
 > State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
 > State-Changed-By:
 > State-Changed-When: Tue, 13 May 2008 13:31:37 +0000
 > State-Changed-Why:
 > Changing it to wsvt25 is a bad idea because that's a very local  
 > termcap entry.
 > vt220 is well known. vt100 would be even better, but...
 That makes little or no sense whatsoever.
 If someone is using the console with any curses application then they  
 need the proper and best possible termcap definition for it.
 If that same someone then remotely connects to another system from  
 their console session then they can at that time either choose to use  
 the best possible matching termcap definition provided on the remote  
 system for the curses applications run on that remote system, or  
 better yet they can export $TERMCAP from their console session to the  
 remote system.
 Handicapping _all_ console users by default just to support those few  
 who are not doing things correctly when they connect to a remote  
 system from their console session is just not a good idea.
                                        Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc.

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