Bug 1660635 - ncurses-base is missing rxvt-unicode-256color terminfo
Summary: ncurses-base is missing rxvt-unicode-256color terminfo
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Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ncurses
Version: 8.1
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
low
low
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Miroslav Lichvar
QA Contact: qe-baseos-daemons
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Depends On: 949921 1430935
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-12-18 21:23 UTC by Robbie Harwood
Modified: 2020-02-07 14:09 UTC (History)
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Clone Of: 1430935
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Description Robbie Harwood 2018-12-18 21:23:17 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1430935 +++

ncurses-base includes several other rxvt variants, but not this one.  It is a reasonably common emulator, and having to drag in the terminal itself (including all dependencies) is not great for headless systems.  Other distros (e.g., Debian) include this terminfo in their bundle.

In Fedora, this could be worked around by installing rxvt-unicode-256color; however, this is not present in RHEL-8, so the workaround isn't possible.

Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2019-10-31 09:13:49 UTC
It seems there is now an rxvt-unicode package in epel8. If ncurses-base adopts the terminfo entry, it needs to be coordinated with the epel package to avoid file conflicts.

Comment 2 Robbie Harwood 2019-10-31 15:37:59 UTC
Not to worry, that's also me.  Just say when you're ready and I'll drop the terminfo stuff from epel8.


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