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Re: Delete key no longer works after update to 6.0_BETA2

On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 1:29 AM, Thomas Dickey <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 12:58:34PM +0100, Julian Coleman wrote:
>> Hi,
>> > When I set TERM to xterm-old, everything seems to be okay. Using
>> > xterm-r5, the problem with inverted text is no longer present, but
>> > another problem remains, I forgot to mention: When using the history
>> > function of the shell, the cursor is not moved to the beginning of the
>> > line, i.e. the command line grows longer and longer with entries from
>> > the history.
>> A summary here would be that different xterm implementations are 
>> incompatible.
>> Hence, there are different xterm-* entries in both termcap and terminfo.  Our
>> previous termcap "xterm" entry was a mixture of older and newer entries, but
>> lost some features of both.  I'm not sure that it's sensible to restore it
>> for our terminfo "xterm" entry though.
> so far I've not seen any details cited which require a change to the terminfo
> database (just fixes to the configuration which uses it).

Agreed. I didn't mean to request a change of anything. I know how
restore the old behaviour of my xterm, so everything is fine.

Joern Clausen

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