sysutils/screen and its now default "screen.xterm-256color" terminal type

Victor Sudakov vas at
Wed Apr 29 15:05:07 UTC 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Have you noticed that the recent versions of sysutils/screen force the
setting of $TERM to "screen.xterm-256color"? FreeBSD does not know this
terminal type, which leads to different errors in programs running under
screen ("using dumb terminal" etc).

I've opened a PR but the
maintainer is too quick to close it IMHO.

Does anyone care to view/comment on the PR?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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