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Re: OT: Using a vt100 terminal??

From: Michael D. Setzer II
Subject: Re: OT: Using a vt100 terminal??
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:00:39 +1000

On 21 Feb 2011 at 16:26, Thomas Dickey wrote:

Date sent:              Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:26:57 -0500 (EST)
From:                   Thomas Dickey <address@hidden>
To:                     "Michael D. Setzer II" <address@hidden>
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Subject:                Re: OT: Using a vt100 terminal??

> 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.
> > 
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l/forums/forum/408763/topic/4364277
> > 
> > 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.
> > -bash-4.1#
> > 
> > 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).

Thanks, I think that might be the exact problem. 
The /usr/share/terminfo and /lib/terminfo only have the l directory, so I have 
just added the v directories that have the info for the vt terminal stuff. Am 
currently, building a new kernel, and hopefully, it can be tested to see if 
solves the problem.

> -- 
> Thomas E. Dickey
> http://invisible-island.net
> ftp://invisible-island.net

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