sysinstall colours

Alexander Best alexbestms at
Sat Oct 10 10:06:42 UTC 2009

jhell schrieb am 2009-10-09:

> On Fri, 9 Oct 2009 21:52 +0200, alexbestms@ wrote:
> >hi there,

> >sysinstall is probably one of those ancient relics everybody tries
> >to avoid
> >dealing with from a developers point of view but i just found this
> >beautiful
> >screenie of a (probably) ncurse-based installer:

> >
> >sden_7_lrg

> >i was surprised how much better it looks with those nice colours
> >compared to
> >sysinstall.

> >is there any way the sysinstall colours could be adjusted (without
> >a lot of
> >work) to also feature such beautiful colours? i had a quick look at
> >the
> >sysinstall, libdialog and ncurses sources and to me it seems that
> >to change
> >sysinstall's colours the hardcoded values of


> >have to be changed in contrib/ncurses/ncurses/base/lib_color.c or
> >is there an
> >easier way? because this would of course affect all apps that are
> >linked to
> >ncurses.

> >cheers.
> >alex

> sysinstall looks like this too when it is ran in a gnome terminal or
> some other terminal that is ran in a X environment.

> --

> ;;!jhell         2048R/89D8547E 2009-09-30
> ;; BSD since FreeBSD 4.2    Linux since Slackware 2.1
> ;; 85EF E26B 07BB 3777 76BE  B12A 9057 8789 89D8 547E

i'm running sysinstall in xterm with $TERM set to xterm-color and the colors
don't seem any different to me. but you have a point there, because i could
edit ~/.Xdefaults and adjust some xterm resources to change the standard


More information about the freebsd-hackers mailing list