[GRASS5] grass-5.0.0 on SGI IRIX 6.5

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Tue Dec 10 05:00:49 EST 2002

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:55:35AM +0000, Glynn Clements wrote:
> Markus Neteler wrote:
> > > The only problem is the Escape and Return keys not working when run from
> > > an IRIX winterm. I at least should have proposed a change to the README on
> > > the ftp server to mention this; sorry. The partial fix for this has now been
> > > merged into the release branch, but still it means the arrow keys don't work
> > > now. I was waiting until we got this sorted out before compiling another binary
> > > package.
> > 
> > The arrow keys are also broken for me: Linux, HEAD, at least in
> > the startup script. Broken in xterm as well as KDE-term. This is a bit
> > odd, because it was working and I like the keys. I can report that
> > for Suse 7.3 and Redhat 7.1 (with updates).
> > Does it have to do with the recent TERMLIB changes?
> Possibly. There are two different databases of terminal descriptions:
> termcap (typically /etc/termcap) and terminfo (typically
> /usr/lib/terminfo/* or /usr/share/terminfo/*).
> The functions which obtain this data (e.g. tgetent) may obtain it from
> either database. Furthermore, there are often multiple implementations
> of these functions (on my RedHat 6.2 system, tgetent is provided by
> all three of libtermcap, libtinfo and libncurses).
[...xterm explanations...]

I must admit that I am no termcap expert.

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