us.emacs.kbd PR in limbo for 5 years!

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Aug 1 10:45:30 UTC 2008

On Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:25:26 -0400, James Bailie <jimmy at> wrote:
> Folks,
> PR conf/59600 has been open now for five years.  It attempts to correct
> the broken arrow keys of the us.emacs.kbd keymap.
> When one installs FreeBSD, one is asked to choose a keymap early on in
> the process, and choosing us.emacs.kbd will prevent installation from
> proceeding, since both fdisk and sysinstall will not function
> correctly with the broken key mappings. Also affected: kbdmap and
> vidcontrol.
> I would like to fix this.  Before I bother digging into this, I was
> just wondering why the previous effort to fix this has stalled?
> Anyone know?

The most likely reason is that nobody was using `us.emacs.kbd' enough to
test a fix.  If you are using it and you are interested in making it
work, then by all means feel free to troubleshoot this further :-)


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