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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: Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
Cc: misc-bug-people%NetBSD.org@localhost, gnats-admin%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: misc/10127 (port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25)
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 21:27:59 +0200
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 06:30:05PM +0000, Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc. wrote:
> > Synopsis: port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25
> > State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> > State-Changed-By: ad%NetBSD.org@localhost
> > 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.
I don't know much peoples who would think about changing $TERM
when connecting to a non-NetBSD box from a NetBSD console. I think using
vt220 by default is fine (and AFAIK curses applications are perfectly happy
with vt220 on a NetBSD console ...)
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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