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

Bruce Evans bde at zeta.org.au
Sat Nov 22 16:34:48 PST 2003

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

> In message: <20031121010211.GD84421 at saboteur.dek.spc.org>
>             Bruce M Simpson <bms at spc.org> writes:
> : On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 04:31:10PM -0800, Tim Kientzle wrote:
> : >  * /rescue/vi is currently unusable if /usr is missing because
> : >    the termcap database is in /usr.  One possibility
> : >    would be to build a couple of default termcap entries
> : >    into ncurses or into vi.
> :
> : My suggested candidates are vt100 and cons25. The comconsole port installs
> : an /etc/ttys entry using vt100. This is also the default terminal type for
> : most dialup entries.
> 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).


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