Eterm and termcap
25/12/2017 14:54
Just started working with Solaris and wanted to access the server remotely using Eterm on one of my Linux boxes. This doesn't seem to work very well :( I've taken the Eterm termcap definitions and appended them to /etc/termcap, and run tic on the Eterm.ti file (get an error on line 73).

Echo $TERM gives me 'eterm' but running vi still gives me 'eterm: Unknown terminal type'. Can anybody offer any advice?

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25/12/2017 14:54 - On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 16:38:30 +0000, Greg Andrews wrote: Yes, they're all 644. The /usr/share/lib/terminfo/E directory had 'other' group ownership which I changed to 'bin', in line with the other directories.

Finally figured it out though. The terminal program seemed to passing info to the Solaris box that it was eterm (echo $TERM - eterm). As the terminfo was stored under Eterm, I entered TERM=Eterm and everything is now right with the world :) Thanks for you help - indirectly you helped me spot it was a capitalisation error.


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25/12/2017 14:54 - In article <h6bbrndixmw.fsf@vela.nada.kth.se>, =?iso-8859-1?q?M=E5rten_Svantesson?= <f95-msv@f.kth.se> wrote: True for the SVr4 VI but not true for the real VI.

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25/12/2017 14:54 - bomba <myarse247@hotmail.com> writes: Are the permissions on /usr/share/lib/terminfo/e/eterm the same as, for example, /usr/share/lib/terminfo/v/vt100 ? -Greg -- Do NOT reply via e-mail.

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25/12/2017 14:54 - js@cs.tu-berlin.de (Joerg Schilling) writes: In this newsgroup (comp.unix.solaris), the assumption is that the vi being discussed is the Solaris vi, which uses terminfo.

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25/12/2017 14:54 - On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 01:14:53 +0000, Greg Andrews wrote: Well, I changed the entries for smkx and rmkx in the Eterm.ti file and tic Eterm.ti ran without any errors. Using vi, however, still gives me 'eterm: Unknown terminal type' and 'Visual needs addressable cursor or upline capability'.

Is there anything I can do, or am I going to have to switch terminal programs?

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25/12/2017 14:54 - bomba <myarse247@hotmail.com> writes: Vi and most other programs don't use termcap but terminfo. See man terminfo.

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