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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: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
To: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry%piermont.com@localhost>
Cc: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, misc-bug-people%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: misc/10127 (port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25)
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 03:02:27 +0000
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 05:57:58PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> "Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc." <woods%planix.ca@localhost> writes:
> > Matching xterm might be an even better target and a better solution to
> > the problem, even though it too goes through a whole lot of hoops for
> > bug-to-bug compatibility with ancient technology.
> Emulating a color xterm would, of course, be ideal, since then the
> "log in to remote machine" problem etc. all go away and you get all
> the features you want on the local box. If you can make that happen...
Well, I don't know about that. I don't think I'm the only one who
finds applications using tty colors to be irredeemably ugly. (Why
hasn't anyone defined a way to get real color?)
Although mucking with $TERM isn't really the right way to shut off
unwanted colors; there should probably be a wscons setting for that.
It would also be nice if "wsvt25" were documented somewhere. It
doesn't seem to appear in any man page. (A comment in /etc/ttys would
be a good start. I'd commit one, but I'm not exactly sure what it
ought to say.)
David A. Holland
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