|Summary:||terminfo files location changed|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||ondrej.pejsa|
|Component:||ncurses||Assignee:||Cristian Gafton <gafton>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1998-11-20 13:35:32 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description ondrej.pejsa 1998-11-20 10:38:12 UTC
I got problems with RH 5.1 & RH 5.2 on i386 and ADABAS D 6.x, adabas text-console utilities (like xquery, xpl etc.) become wild colored (and some keystrokes are also wrong). I found, that due new location of terminfo files (/usr/share/terminfo instead of /usr/lib/terminfo). When I created symlink /usr/lib/terminfo -> /usr/share/terminfo, things become right again. So i think that RH 5.x instalation should create this symlink automaticly.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1998-11-20 13:35:59 UTC
This is one of the RPM shortcomings - we can not reliably replace one directory with a symlink to another directory when upgrading the rpm. This will take some engineering efforts to fix it in the rpm and terminfo is not the only package that experiences problems because of that. Basically only the programs that have ncurses linked statically in experience this problem. As always, staically linking libraries into executables is a BAD thing.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1998-11-23 12:14:59 UTC
*** Bug 151 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Aleksey Nogin 1998-12-10 05:52:59 UTC
Is it possible to work around this RPM problem by creating symlinks in the %post script instead of putting symlinks into the package itself?
Comment 4 Cristian Gafton 1998-12-10 23:55:59 UTC
That would work in an idal world where we know that no other package is providing files under /usr/lib/terminfo. In real life we can not guarantee that, so doing a "rm -rf /usr/lib/terminfo" on a live filesystem is a no-go.
Comment 5 Aleksey Nogin 1998-12-11 10:55:59 UTC
What about something like % post if [ ! -e /usr/lib/terminfo ]; then ln -s /usr/share/terminfo /usr/lib/terminfo fi ? It's not perfect, but at least harmless and would help some people
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2020-09-19 22:38:30 UTC
FEDORA-2020-d358d5b0d8 has been pushed to the Fedora 32 stable repository. If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2020-09-19 22:44:57 UTC
FEDORA-2020-7a574982d6 has been pushed to the Fedora 31 stable repository. If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2020-09-25 16:55:34 UTC
FEDORA-2020-0fedf74544 has been pushed to the Fedora 33 stable repository. If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2020-09-27 01:34:49 UTC
FEDORA-EPEL-2020-66f3795e72 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 8 stable repository. If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2020-09-27 01:53:38 UTC
FEDORA-EPEL-2020-7dbefa245f has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 stable repository. If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.