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Re: enabling 256 colors on a debian system.

From: cga2000
Subject: Re: enabling 256 colors on a debian system.
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 22:15:37 -0400
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On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 09:31:35PM EDT, Adam Lazur wrote:
> cga2000 (address@hidden) said:
> > Creating a .deb file from source and installing it is documented in many
> > places but I haven't found anything that says how I can run the
> > equivalent of ./configure in a debian context. 
> apt-get source screen
> cd screen-4.0.2
> vi debian/rules
> # find the ./configure part, edit til your heart's content
> dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -rfakeroot
> and you'll have a .deb in ..

Thanks much. 

I had done some grepping and I had found this file in the debian/
subdirectory  as indicated ...  uncommented "#      enable-256color" and
recreated my .deb .. but to no avail. 

Since I couldn't find any documentation, I figured .. might as well give
it a shot .. 

I did the dpkg-buildpackage exactly as you explain above ... followed by
a "cd .. ; su -c dpkg -i my.deb" and was informed that the old screen
was about to be replaced by my new version.. 

I did an "ls -al $(which screen)" just in case .. to verify the time
stamp of the screen executable in my path.

Then I fired up a screen session on a 256-color enabled xterm..  and
well ..  my "new" screen still doesn't support 256 colors.

So it looks like it's something else I'm doing wrong.

Ah .. well unless someone can guess at what it is .. it looks like I'm
going to have to install from the tarball as usual.


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