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Re: terminfo and /usr/share/terminfo requirement
- From: cyg Simple <cygsimple at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:55:10 -0400
- Subject: Re: terminfo and /usr/share/terminfo requirement
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On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Andrew Schulman
>> I have found that terminfo is built such that it requires /usr/share
>> to be available but /usr/share isn't mounted by default. This causes
>> unexpected side effects of the terminal not responding properly
>> especially noticed when using the Backspace key. In my opinion either
>> terminfo needs to change its settings to use /share instead of
>> /usr/share or Cygwin needs modified to automatically mount /usr/share
>> like it does /usr/lib. Or rather just automount /usr such that it
>> points to / regardless of the underlying directory. The automount of
>> /usr/lib also presents an issue when the user mounts /usr to point to
>> `cygpath -m /` in that any access to /usr gives a directory not found
>> error when /lib doesn't actually exist.
> /usr/share isn't mounted separately, at least in any Cygwin installation
> I've ever had. It's just a directory within /usr, which is within the
> mount /.
But not automounted within the cygwin1.dll initialization process.
Only /usr/bin and /usr/lib are. At least with 1.7.32.
> Moreover /usr/share should always exist, since many base packages store
> files in it. Does it not exist in your installation? Do you have e.g.
/usr/share doesn't exist unless /usr or /usr/share is mounted via
/etc/fstab. /share does exist.
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