cursor keys not working on console

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Thu Aug 8 17:49:24 UTC 2013

The cursor keys on the consoles in freebsd CURRENT (no X11 virtual
consoles, the FreeBSD consoles!) do not work for me.

I use tcsh as the main shell.
As set by default in /etc/ttys, the console's terminal type is xterm.
Switching to 

setenv TERM cons25

solves the problem, but the menus in ports via make config look ugly
and more ugly, but they are unusable with the setting "TERM=xterm".

What is wrong here? Why are the cursor keys not working in the
console/ports menu as expected when using tcsh/csh as default shell?

Plese CC me.

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