termcap under single luser

Dimitry Andric dimitry at andric.com
Mon Aug 4 14:04:16 UTC 2008

On 2008-08-04 15:30, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> This seems to be a problem with nvi.  AFAIR the original
> BSD vi would run fine without a termcap.  It would enter
> open-mode automatically in that case.  Among the various
> vi clones, elvis implements open-mode, but nvi does not.
> Anyway, I vote for moving termcap to /etc.

Please note that /rescue/vi does NOT read termcap from /etc, at least
not on RELENG_7.  (The ncurses library only seems to use $HOME/.termcap
and /usr/share/misc/termcap, nothing else.)

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