Subject: misc/2421: [dM] missing termcap flags
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/16/1996 07:02:22
>Number:         2421
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       [dM] missing termcap flags
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people (Misc Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu May 16 07:50:01 1996
>Originator:     der Mouse
>Release:        -current as of April 30
	The termcap entries for vt100 and vt220 (and probably others)
	include neither :bc=: nor :bs:, thereby coredumping
	/usr/games/snake and telling other, more careful, programs that
	the terminals cannot backspace.
	Read /usr/src/share/termcap/termcap.src, or go run
	/usr/games/snake with TERM set to vt100 or vt220 and figure out
	why it coredumps.
	Add :bs:, since the terminals can backspace with \b.

	Alternatively, if the capabilities are so obsolete that NetBSD
	wishes to drop support for them, fix snake to assume \b.

					der Mouse