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Bug 4595 - Terminal not fully functional from cygwin openssh client
Summary: Terminal not fully functional from cygwin openssh client
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-07-05 15:56 UTC by David Monk
Modified: 2003-11-29 12:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description David Monk 2002-07-05 15:56:50 UTC
The cygwin tools for Windows sets the TERM variable to "cygwin".
When ssh'ing into a Gentoo system from this client, TERM is set as such:
QonoS root # echo $TERM

When trying to read a manpage, the following ewarning is returned:
QonoS root # man bash
WARNING: terminal is not fully functional
-  (press RETURN)

I would blame this on cygwin, but I never experience this on SuSE 7.3, 8.0 or 
RedHat 7.1 systems running in my shop.
Once RETURN is pressed the manpage displays ok, but navigating back up is near 
Comment 1 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-07-09 13:25:55 UTC
Anything in the redhat/suse startup files that modifies $TERM if its
set to "cygwin" ?
Comment 2 David Monk 2002-07-09 13:37:30 UTC
I didn't really think about that. But, yes, sorta. There is a /etc/termcap 
entry in SuSE 8.0 for cygwin. Here it is:

cygwin|ansi emulation for Cygwin:\

Let's hope that comes out right. :)
Comment 3 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-07-09 13:56:45 UTC
If you copy that termcap to your gentoo box ... is it fixed ?
Comment 4 David Monk 2002-07-11 13:56:10 UTC
Not really sure. Gentoo uses terminfo as opposed to termcap, I guess? There is 
no /etc/termcap on my Gentoo system. And, I do not know how to translate 
termcap to terminfo. :(

Comment 5 David Monk 2002-08-26 14:09:46 UTC
This appears to be fixed with the default-x86-2.0 profile.
I thought this might have been attributed to the baselayout-1.8.2 package, with 
the /etc/termcap file, so I upgraded a 1.0 profile machine to baselayout-1.8.2 
with no change in behavior.
Comment 6 Andrew Cooks (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-29 12:24:28 UTC
No changes to this bug has been made for at least 180 days. I'm not sure how to reproduce this, so can someone please check if it's still a problem and reopen if it is?