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Date:      Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:29:00 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@sibptus.ru>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: sysutils/screen and its now default "screen.xterm-256color" terminal type
Message-ID:  <20200430022900.GA16206@admin.sibptus.ru>
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Yuri Pankov wrote:
> >=20
> > 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).
> >=20
> > I've opened a PR
> > https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3D246029 but the
> > maintainer is too quick to close it IMHO.
> >=20
> > Does anyone care to view/comment on the PR?
>=20
> $ screen --version
> Screen version 4.08.00 (GNU) 05-Feb-20
>=20
> Not a screen user myself, I just installed the latest screen from ports to
> check, and not seeing this behavior: without ~/.screenrc I get $TERM of
> "screen", and with "term xterm256-color" in ~/.screenrc I get exactly that
> in $TERM.

This is probably because you are starting screen from a tty (console or
ssh) session. Start it from xterm and you'll see it.=20

>=20
> What are your other related settings? Or could it be stale system-wide
> configuration somewhere, stale patches?

No, you are just not using a FreeBSD desktop system :-) which I do.


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Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49@fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/

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