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Re: [screen-devel] couple of mac building issues, patch for one

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [screen-devel] couple of mac building issues, patch for one
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 10:26:38 -0700
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Tom Scogland wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been a screen user for a few years on linux, but when switching
> to osx as my primary os not too long ago (long story...) I found the
> current development versions wont build.  The issue was just a #ifdef
> that was checking the wrong item, patch attached. (sorry if this isn't
> the right place, given recent activity it seemed like the best idea)

The patch doesn't look appropriate to me. Perhaps an explicit header
check in would be better?

> There is one other issue however that I'm having much worse trouble
> tracking down.  On osx if I specify that screen should use
> screen-256color-bce as its TERM, it fails back to vt100 and all
> features disappear, once this happens I can't change screen's internal
> term through ^a:term it just sticks there.  As a temporary measure I'm
> having it use xterm-256color, but I would like to find/fix the issue,
> if anyone knows where I might look for that it would be very helpful.
> Oh, and that term value works fine on linux and the terminfo file is
> in the path in 3 seperate places... so it shouldn't be a path issue.

I've copied the screen-users list for this one (please send any
followups on this issue to the support list only).

Are you running screen within another screen? If not, telling screen
that the host term is screen-256color-bce, is equivalent to lying to it,
and can't be supported.

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