termcap problem

Vince Sabio vince at vjs.org
Sun Feb 8 19:36:32 PST 2004

I have a relatively new installation of FreeBSD v5.1, and the machine 
has just been staged at my co-lo site. So far, everything works well, 
except for a minor vi problem: I cannot navigate using the arrow 
keys. I can navigate using control keys, but not via the arrow keys.

I'm now accessing the server over ssh via a terminal window on a Mac 
laptop running OS X (a new & distant relative of FreeBSD, FWIW). I 
access lots of machines this way, including a Solaris machine, a 
couple of Linux boxen, and at least one other FreeBSD machine (not 
mine), and I don't have this problem on any of them. I assume it's a 
termcap problem, but I don't know how to fix it. Any ideas?

Note: As nice as some of the other editors are, I'm really rather 
attached to vi, and have been so ever since I got my first abacus. ;-)

Vince Sabio                                                  vince at vjs.org

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