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Re: address@hidden: "termcap" doesn't work]

From: cch
Subject: Re: address@hidden: "termcap" doesn't work]
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 09:56:09 +0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 05:17:23PM -0700, Micah Cowan wrote:
> lestat V wrote:
> > I use gnome-terminal whose $TERM is xterm.
> > when I invoke screen the $TERM is changed to "screen",
> > which make my "aptitude" and "mutt" etc. draw a very
> > dirty screen.
> It would be inappropriate for screen to fail to change TERM in that way:
> mutt and aptitude needs to send the escape sequences that screen
> expects, not gnome-terminal: it's mutt's job to talk to screen, and it's
> screen's job to talk to gnome-terminal.
so you mean that I should not change $TERM from "screen" in .screenrc?

> The fact that TERM=screen makes mutt and aptitude draw incorrectly,
> tells me that your terminfo database probably has incorrect information
> on screen (or, perhaps those settings are missing). That's assuming that
> these programs render fine outside of screen, of course.
If my terminfo database is incorrect,then how may correct it?
I just apt-got install screen and ncurses-term.
My debian box have terminfo bothe in /lib/terminfo and /usr/share/terminfo.

Thank you for your reply!
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