Bug#473617: jed fails to start with rxvt-unicode

Paul Boekholt p.boekholt at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 05:59:45 UTC 2008


2008/4/13, Fake Name Here <fakenamehere at lavabit.com>:
> Problem persists with 9.02. No difference with rxvt-unicode-lite either.
> I noticed w3m produces the same 'hangy' result. Maybe this is a problem
> with libgpmg1 or libncurses?

Do you have a file /lib/terminfo/r/rxvt-unicode?

TERM=rxvt-bla jed

works fine in xterm, but not in rxvt-unicode.

See also /usr/share/doc/rxvt-unicode-lite/README.FAQ.gz

   How do I distinguish whether I'm running rxvt-unicode or a regular xterm?
   I need this to decide about setting colors etc.

    The original rxvt and rxvt-unicode always export the variable
    "COLORTERM", so you can check and see if that is set. Note that several
    programs, JED, slrn, Midnight Commander automatically check this
    variable to decide whether or not to use color.

If I unset the COLORTERM variable, the above works OK in rxvt-unicode.
And this doesn't work in xterm:

COLORTERM=foo TERM=bar jed
Unknown terminal: bar
Check the TERM environment variable.
Also make sure that the terminal is defined in the terminfo database.
Alternatively, set the TERMCAP environment variable to the desired
termcap entry.

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