Splitting the ncurses RPM

Jim Gettys jg at laptop.org
Wed Jun 6 14:07:05 EDT 2007


On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 17:13 +0200, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 03:34:33PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Wednesday 06 June 2007, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 07:34:30PM -0400, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> > >
> > > This list is far too short, xterm-256color, gnome, teraterm, jfbterm,
> > > mrxvt and others should be included. I guess it will be pretty hard to
> > > select from descriptions so the extra terminfo package won't have to
> > > be installed by default.
> > 
> > Actually, we already have a small subset defined in /lib/terminfo,
> > as opposed to the full set that gets installed to /usr/share/terminfo.
> > Maybe it's enough to review the list of files in the former directory
> > and then use only those by default, with /usr/share/terminfo in an
> > optional package.
> 
> In /lib/terminfo should be only a minimal set that might be required
> when doing system administration with /usr unmounted. Wondering how
> xterm got there.

yes, sometimes you bring up a system  to single user, mount /usr, and
run xinit to get yourself some windowing while you mess with the
machine.  Having xterm there makes perfect sense.

                                    - Jim

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Jim Gettys
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