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Re: tic doesn't create terminfo files on FreeBSD

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: tic doesn't create terminfo files on FreeBSD
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2018 21:08:00 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 03:51:03AM -0700, Yuri wrote:
> On 7/29/18 3:36 AM, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >hmm - the "-o" option isn't much used, but I did a quick check and see
> >that's working for me (Debian).
> >
> >Is this using the FreeBSD port, or self-compiled?
> Using the port.
> >In either case, it helps to know the version (major, minor, patchdate)
> >which you can get using "tic -V".
> $ tic -V
> 6.1.20180728

I should have asked - perhaps you're running FreeBSD/current.
I have a machine with 11.2 release (the port's somewhat older).
> >The "-v" (verbose) option won't show where it puts the files, but "tic -D"
> >shows the directory it'll use for output.  tic will only create the last
> >directory-leaf (terminfo) and its immediate children, so if


The port uses the hashed-database feature, so the last leaf is created
as a file (and of course has no immediate children).

In either case, it wouldn't make directories for this part:


> >     /usr/ports/x11/kitty/work-py36/stage/usr/local/lib/kitty
> >
> >exists and is writable, then this should be created:
> >
> >     /usr/ports/x11/kitty/work-py36/stage/usr/local/lib/kitty/terminfo
> It shows /usr/local/share/misc/terminfo for some reason, as if -o isn't
> supplied:
> $ tic -x -D -o
> /usr/ports/x11/kitty/work-py36/stage/usr/local/lib/kitty/terminfo
> terminfo/kitty.terminfo
> tic: /usr/local/share/misc/terminfo (no permission)

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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