After the upgrade of ncurses from 5.2-29 to 5.3-1, mutt and lynx don't display
some issue with the patches Redhat makes to the terminfo file (5.3 has the same color behavior as 5.2, with/without wide-character support). But I haven't seen the "5.3-1" rpm.
5.3-1 unfortunately did not patch the terminfo src for our xterm so it would
include color. accepting and fixing.
*** Bug 82498 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Same problems with ncurses-5.3-2.
Also, downgrading to ncurses-5.2 of Phoebe leaves dangling symlinks to libcurses.so
and libcurses.so.5. Needless to say no ncurses bases application works until the
symlinks are recreated by hand.
xterm-redhat entry has been added to ncurses-5.3-3, which should fix the colors.
Fix confirmed with ncurses-5.3-3.