OpenBSD people have issued a fix a couple of days ago for libcurses which
makes it ignore terminal descriptions in $HOME/.terminfo as well as
I looked at this briefly, and the the basic idea behind it seems to be
applicable for curses 4.0-5.1 (at least) on RHL. I'm not sure if this is strictly
necessary, but probably would be worth checking out.
We're aware of the problem and its fix (it's somewhat different from the BSD
one); the fixed package will be released later today.
The fixed package is in rawhide; the updates are (still) waiting for QA