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Re: OT: Using a vt100 terminal??

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: OT: Using a vt100 terminal??
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:26:57 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Michael D. Setzer II wrote:

I have a user that is trying to get the g4l project running on a hardware
system which only has a vt100 (or maybe a vt102) terminal connected.

The thread of the message is at this address.


I don't have access to a vt100 or similar terminal, so don't have a way
to test it directly. With what we have tried, it seems to get it to come
up with the terminal prompt, but then fails to run the script that uses
dialog as its gui?

The latest thing I asked him to do, was try a simple dialog option, and
this is what it did.

bash-4.1# dialog --msgbox "test" 0 0
Error opening terminal: vt100.

I'm thinking it is something simple we have missed, or that it is
something that does work, or needs more info.

most likely: the TERMINFO environment variable is mis-set, or else the
machine has no terminfo database at all.  (bash is a termcap application,
and could be using just the termcap library).

Thomas E. Dickey

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