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Bug 4615 - the termcap shipped with redhat is old and different from...
Summary: the termcap shipped with redhat is old and different from...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: termcap
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-08-19 21:13 UTC by paolo.zeppegno
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-21 17:08:28 UTC

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Description paolo.zeppegno 1999-08-19 21:13:54 UTC
the terminfo db.
An example of the problems arising is: dtterm is an
acceptable terminal name for programs compiled with ncurses
but not for those compiled with termcap.
Moreover, I see that redhat links programs that reside on
the root partition with -ltermcap and everything else with
ncurses. Why don't you just nuke termcap completely and use
the ncurses feature to embed in the library the description
of the linux console?

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-20 14:44:59 UTC
Termcap is used, in general for things that might be used if there is
no /usr mounted; ncurses is not installed on the root partition.

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