Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 07:24:55 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=272126 Bug ID: 272126 Summary: vi: Misleading error "No terminal database found" in case of unsupported terminal type Product: Base System Version: 13.2-RELEASE Hardware: Any OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Many People Priority: --- Component: bin Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org Reporter: email@example.com Happens at least with `vi`, other full-screen tools might suffer as well. If an unsupported terminal is in TERM, `vi` rejects starting with a misleading message: $ TERM=abc123 vi 111 vi: No terminal database found i.e. "no terminal database found" instead of "no terminal database entry found", "unknown terminal type", etc. The message can confuse even experienced users, not saying for novices. For me it appeared during system upgrade in virtualbox, TERM was `screen.xterm-256color` as provided by newer `screen` versions (even after forcing with "-T screen" - this is `screen` issue not for this ticket), so, the exact moment suggested upgrade error. Please consider replacing it with more elaborated error description. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.