Does 9.0 honor TERM settings

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Fri Aug 24 11:36:56 UTC 2012

On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 06:12:57 -0500 (CDT)
Lars Eighner <lars at> wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Aug 2012, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 05:11:19 -0500 (CDT)
> > Lars Eighner <luvbeastie at> wrote:
> >> If 9.0 had not broken my most important applications, I wouldn't be
> >> asking.
> >
> > 	Which applications - and are they still broken with the right
> > TERM settings (TERM=xterm) ?
> Joe, most, lynx (which is also my file manager) in functions involving
> function keys.  I could, of course, remap all of the macros, but that
> would be silly since I have about five pages of keymapping in .Xdefaults
> to make xterm in X emulate cons25.

	You have something bizarrely wrong on your machine. Lynx works
perfectly in an xterm without any keymapping, it's a curses application so
it should do and it does. I suspect you have something forcing TERM=CONS25
into the environment - you'd be well served by finding and removing it.
Nothing apart from the curses library should ever need to care what the
terminal type is provided TERM matches reality.

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