Bug 1577159 - xterm in f27 has again XTERM=xterm instead xterm-256color
Summary: xterm in f27 has again XTERM=xterm instead xterm-256color
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xterm
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Lichvar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-05-11 11:11 UTC by Adam Pribyl
Modified: 2018-05-30 14:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: xterm-333-2.fc29
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Last Closed: 2018-05-30 13:51:46 UTC
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Description Adam Pribyl 2018-05-11 11:11:29 UTC
Description of problem:
After dropping the https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Drop_256term.sh
hack introduced in f18, the xterm in f27 has by default again TERM set to "xterm" - so after 5+ years the setting was backed to outdated setting.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xterm-330-3.fc27.x86_64
xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-16.fc27.x86_64

Steps to Reproduce:
1. xterm
2. echo $TERM

Actual results:
xterm

Expected results:
xterm-256color

Additional info:
Not sure where to fix this - either in the xterm package somehow or the /etc/X11/Xresources can set
XTerm*termName: xterm-256color
to make this default?

Comment 1 ivan 2018-05-30 11:24:29 UTC
same problem here after upgrading from f26 to f28. Just lost 2+ hours wondering what had happened to my vim colors in tmux :(

setting "XTerm*termName: xterm-256color" doesn't work for me, no idea why. My Xresource file is OK, changing stuff like scrollbar visibility, merging the file and launching xterm show the changes.


some workarounds:
- start xterm with "-tn xterm-256color"
- get 256term.sh from f26 and put it back to f28's /etc/profile.d

Comment 2 Miroslav Lichvar 2018-05-30 13:31:16 UTC
Setting the termName resource in .Xresources seems to work for me as expected.

I think the best place to change the default would be in the xterm's applications default files (/usr/share/X11/app-defaults/*XTerm-color), but setting termName there doesn't seem to work.

Comment 3 Miroslav Lichvar 2018-05-30 13:51:46 UTC
Actually, the xterm's default files used by default are /usr/share/X11/app-defaults/*XTerm (no -color).

Ok, I've changed the default termName in xterm-333-2.fc29. I'm just not sure how many things this will break. Let's keep it in rawhide, at least for now.


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