svn commit: r194628 - head/lib/ncurses/ncurses

Rong-En Fan rafan at FreeBSD.ORG
Tue Jun 23 02:10:19 UTC 2009

Hi Ed,

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 05:19:17PM +0200, Ed Schouten wrote:
> Hi Rafan,
> * Rong-En Fan <rafan at> wrote:
> > Log:
> >   - Fall-back to /etc/termcap.small if there is no /usr/share/misc/termcap
> >     (i.e. /etc/termcap). This can be useful when using /rescue/vi while /usr
> >     is not (or unable to be) mounted. The termcap.small can be found in
> >     src/etc/termcap.small.
> >   
> >   PR:		bin/80256 (audit-trail)
> >   Submitted by:	Brian Candler <B.Candler at>, Alex Kozlov <spam at>
> >   MFC after:	1 month
> I'm not familiar with termcap/terminfo/ncurses sources, but how hard
> would it be to compile a very small termcap file into the library
> itself, only containing cons25 and xterm/xterm-color?

There is a --with-fallbacks in ncurses, let me check if we can use that.

We don't really use the termcap/terminfo entries from ncurses, but
instead we have our own version. So, not sure if we should provide a 
small /etc/termcap.small or we should use the entries from ncurses.

Rong-En Fan
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