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Re: Updated terminfo and termcap definitions [Was: Re: 1.7.1 release date? (termcap)]
Charles Wilson wrote:
> Andy Koppe wrote:
>> 2009/11/21 Charles Wilson:
>>> 2) add (copy) aliases and term entries for terminals that were in the
>>> termcap-20050421-1 version of /etc/termcap, but are not represented in
>>> terminfo. This is *probably* overkill, but for now I want to ensure
>>> that "if it was in the old /etc/termcap, it is in the new one".
>> You mean "pcansi-mono25" and stuff like that? I'd drop them. If
>> they're not in terminfo, very few things will work correctly anyway.
>> If they can't be dropped now, when can they?
> Here's the "extra" stuff that I'm currently adding to /etc/termcap,
> beyond the terminfo-derived items:
> other|generic, but neither dumb nor unknown:\
> switch or dialup:\
> pcansi-mono25|ibm-pc terminal programs with 25 lines (mono mode):\
> pcansi-mono33|ibm-pc terminal programs with 33 lines (mono mode):\
> pcansi-mono43|ibm-pc terminal programs with 43 lines (mono mode):\
> linux-mono|Linux console, no color:\
> Plus, aliases for the following;
> print -> lpr
> printing -> lpr
> SC -> screen
> SH -> screen-s
> SB -> screen-bce
> ansisys -> ansi.sys
> ansi25 -> pcansi-25
> ansi33 -> pcansi-33
> ansi43 -> pcansi-43
> ansi-pc-color -> klone+color
> All of the items on the left were in the original /etc/termcap, but are
> not/have not been in terminfo for ages. I'm perfectly happy to remove
> all or some of them. cgf, any thoughts since termcap was your package
FWIW, I removed these entities from the latest rev of /etc/termcap.
This is noted in the =announce messages.