Subject: Re: value of TERM
To: NetBSD User-Level Technical Discussion List <>
From: Gilbert Fernandes <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/14/2006 20:02:09
On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 02:14:20PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> Well, once again it depends on exactly what device is being used.  If
> you know that you're using /dev/ttyE0, as you normally will be if you
> boot an install disk on a PC of sorts then you want to use "wsvt25m",
> but if you're on a serial console then you know you want to ask the user
> (e.g. by using "unknown").  The invocation of "sysinst" could be smarter
> about figuring out what the console device is and pre-setting TERM as
> appropriate.

the installer could ask for it with a default safe value
like unknown ?

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