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From: "Mandeltort" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: TPUT & xterm-color Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:49:16 -0600 References: <93i9kk$ags8l$1@ID-45120.news.dfncis.de>
<3A5CB211.DD7F979F@aplawrence.com> I received an email from tech support at Caldera. They said that they were aware of problems of that nature and that once the sco purchase was a completely done deal (I guess some parts are still not closed) that they could modify sco to better work with COL (how's that for a product strategy - our client product doesn't work with our server product; so how many can I put you down for?) Just thought you might want to know. Thanx again for the feedback. Regards
MM "Tony Lawrence" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:3A5CB211.DD7F979F@aplawrence.com... > Mandeltort wrote: > > > > I am playing around (a newbie please bear with me) with telnetting into a > > unix (5.05 OS)box from a linux box (COL 2.4). I can access the > > applications(character based) I need to but the graphics are rendered > > incorrectly (boxes etc). Just after login I get a TPUT error saying > > "unknown terminal xterm-color". I've explored TPUT, TermCap and Terminfo at > > the unix end for the system itself and the application in question but to no > > avail. When I export TERM info from the linux end the result is the same. If > > anybody has been down this road before and can offer any suggestions, that > > would be great. TIA. > > It's a mess. I'm not sure there even is a good solution > available at the moment, but some things that may help: > > First, you need to understand termcap and terminfo so you'll see > why exporting TERM wouldn't help: > /Unixart/termcap.html > > What you need is a termcap and/or terminfo description ON THE SCO > BOX that will match the terminal you are using on the Linux side > - either the "linux" console or the "xterm-color". > > Supposedly ncurses will solve this ( see > /SCOFAQ/scotec2.html#scoterminfo and > http://dickey.his.com/ncurses/ncurses.faq.html ) but I have been > told by at least one client who tried this that the results were > disappointing for his apps, so you might not find that entirely > gratifying. > > The graphics character stuff has been discussed in this newgroup > recently, but I can't personally say that any of the suggestions > worked; Brian White recently posted some info at > http://www.aplawrence.com/wwwboard/messages/349.html that might > help with that too.. > > > -- > Tony Lawrence (email@example.com) > SCO/Linux articles, help, book reviews, tests, > job listings and more :
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