HEADS UP: /bin and /sbin are now dynamically linked

Bruce Evans bde at zeta.org.au
Sat Nov 22 18:27:48 PST 2003

On Sat, 22 Nov 2003, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> In message: <20031123112720.J3301 at gamplex.bde.org>
>             Bruce Evans <bde at zeta.org.au> writes:
> : On Sat, 22 Nov 2003, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> : > Timing Solutions uses the following minimal termcap for its embedded
> : > applications.  It has a number of terminals that it supports, while
> : > still being tiny.  it is 3.5k in size, which was the goal ( < 4k block
> : > size we were using).  One could SED this down by another 140 bytes or
> : > so.  Removing the comments and the verbose names would net another 300
> : > odd bytes.
> :
> : What's wrong with FreeBSD's /usr/src/etc/termcap.small, except it is
> : twice as large and has a weird selection of entries (zillions of
> : variants of cons25, dosansi and pc3).
> Mine is better because it has a more representative slice of currently
> used terminal types.  Maybe we should replace termcap.small with mine
> (maybe with the copyright notice).

I agree.  termcap.small is amazingly uncurrent.  However, perhaps some
merging and reducing is in order.  Why is a full cons25 or vt2xx needed?
vi only needs a few capabilities.  I think we mostly use copies of large
termcap entries because copying the whole things is easier.



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