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Re: emacs-21.1 on linux RH7.1 console

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs-21.1 on linux RH7.1 console
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 11:59:10 +0200

On 8 Nov 2001, Gordon Beaton wrote:

> A friend with a vanilla RH7.1 box reports that running 
>   emacs -q -no-site-file
> in a text console crashes with "Fatal error (6)" when font lock is
> turned on and TERM is (correctly) set to "linux".
> Also TERM=ansi causes it to crash, although xterm (!) and vt100 work,
> the latter without colour.

Are the crashes for both types of terminals similar, in the same place 
and with the same string passed to tparm1?  If not, please tell which 
crash is for what type of terminal.

> It looks to me like emacs has run into an unexpected character in the
> termcap entry "\e[3%p1%dm" and aborted in the default branch of the
> switch in tparam1().


> However I don't know if the error is in the entry
> itself or emacs' expections of it.

Can you tell what does %p1 in "\e[3%p1%dm" mean?

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