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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 <>
To: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
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." <> 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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