Subject: Re: wscons termcap entry
To: None <>
From: Joerg Klemenz <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/03/2002 22:44:45
Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 10:22:37PM +0200, Joerg Klemenz wrote:
> > What about terminfo? Did you also commit terminfo files?
> No.
> NetBSD doesn't use terminfo.

If you install ncurses it does and programs will fail without a
correct terminfo file.
slang wants to use terminfo to (but it can use termcap).

> > Why does NetBSD not use terminfo by default anyway?
> I heard two reasons for this:
> 1) terminfo is not extensible the way termcap is. with termcap, you can
>    add arbitrary capabilities. you cannot do this with terminfo.

What capabilities you want to add that won't work with terminfo??
There aren't a lot of free two letter acronyms left...

> 2) terminfo is sysv, termcap is bsd.