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lynx-dev problems with ncurses

From: A. R. Vener
Subject: lynx-dev problems with ncurses
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 21:05:21 -0400 (EDT)

Well. I may be narrowing down the problem.  I tried 
ncurses c) command to see colors and got the message:

This vt100 terminal does not support colors.

So I enabled colors in my ls command again and did an ls. Yup. I got
colors.  Back to the ncurses test and tried again. Still no colors.
I used infocmp to get a copy of the vt100 terminfo file and renamed 
it lynxterm, recompiled it with tic and installed it in $HOME/.terminfo,
then changed my TERM variable to lynxterm. vi works, lynx worked with
the same problems I had with vt100.  

Next step was to edit the lynxterm source file and remove the BOLD definition.
Recompiled and reinstalled lynxterm.  Ran lynx,  Still get the hyperlinks
in reverse video.   Edited the lynxterm source again this time removed the 
definition for rev (assumed reverse video)  recompiled/installed. Ran
lynx again...STILL get the hyperlinks in reverse video.  Is my TERM still
lynxterm? Yes it is...

At this point it looks to me like ncurses is compoetely ignoring my terminal
descriptor except for the fact that ncurses knows the name of my terminal. It

This lynxterm does not support colors.

(A paltrid lie, I'm still getting colors on my 'ls' command.)

I've looked through the ncurses configutre --help options and cannot
see anything that would address my problem.

Now, however I have new questions. Why does the ls command have no
problem printing colors but ncurses does?


> > 
> > My terminal does color alright. I had the devils own time turning it
> > off on the Linux 'ls' command.  I haven't been too curious about the lack of
> that's usually an environment variable: $DIRCOLORS
> -- 
> Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>
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