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Re: Help with error in vi and man

On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 10:20:55AM -0600, Trevor Osatchuk wrote:
>On 5/7/05, Christopher Faylor <> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 06:27:59PM -0600, Trevor Osatchuk wrote:
>> >On 5/7/05, Christopher Faylor <> wrote:
>> >> On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 10:59:22PM -0600, Trevor Osatchuk wrote:
>> >> >When starting up vi/vim I get the following error:
>> >> >
>> >> >E558: Terminal entry not found in terminfo
>> >> >'cygwin' not known. Available builtin terminals are:
>> >> >builtin_ansi
>> >> >builtin_xterm
>> >> >builtin_iris-ansi
>> >> >builtin_dumb
>> >> >defaulting to ansi
>> >> >
>> >> >Help does not work for vim I get the error:
>> >> >
>> >> >E433: No tags file
>> >> >E149: Sorry, no help for help.txt
>> >> >
>> >> >Also when I type in the man command, man ls for example, all I get is
>> >> >(END) and no man page.  Like it paged to the end.  I don't currently
>> >> >have a pager environment variable.  My manpath is correct.
>> >> >
>> >> >Any ideas?
>> >>
>> >> Run the cygwin version of vim, i.e., /usr/bin/vim?  You're obviously
>> >> running some other version.  "which vim" would probably show which
>> >> version you're running.
>> >>
>> >Obviously is a strong word!  Which vim yeilds /usr/bin/vim.  I have
>> >seen these symtoms in other posts, though no solutions.
>> Ok.  Perhaps your terminfo installation is screwed up or nonexistent.
>> If you're scouring old posts then maybe you've come across the concept
>> of following the instructions at , as
>> has already been sugested.  These instructions would help you send
>> problems in such a way that we wouldn't have to guess about things like
>> what version of vim you're running or whether you even have terminfo
>> installed.
>I apologize for not sending the expected information and format.  LART accepted.
>I am running CYGWIN_NT-5.1, I got that from uname.
>I think that terminfo may in fact be the correct diagnosis.  I found a
>symlink of terminfo in /lib where terminfo was pointing to
>../share/terminfo.  There is no /share directory.  If you look in my
>cygcheck.out you will find that terminfo 5.4_20041009-1 is listed as
>installed.  So, is my installation of terminfo broken?  What do  I
>need to do to fix it?

Install terminfo.


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