Comment 28 for bug 96676

On Sun, Aug 05, 2007 at 08:58:45PM -0000, Izzy wrote:
> First it is very funny: Half a year just pointing at each other saying
> "There's the problem, not here!". :-(
> @Thomas Dickey goes Second:
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> izzy@nebo:~$ echo $TERM
> gnome
> izzy@nebo:~$ mc
> Unknown terminal: gnome
> Check the TERM environment variable.
> Also make sure that the terminal is defined in the terminfo database.
> Alternatively, set the TERMCAP environment variable to the desired
> termcap entry.

hmm - yes. It's a shame about the termcap package - hasn't been maintained for
several years. That's using a file that was last updated in March 2000. I
added the gnome entry late in 1999 - shortly after ncurses 5.0.

Eric Raymond's file is mostly (aside from reordering the entries to assert
"creative" input, and changing the version number) a copy of the ncurses 5.0
file with less than 500 lines added. At best it's a nuisance.

> izzy@nebo:~$
> ===[ end quote ]===
> So much about setting TERM=gnome - and here's your report.


for an authentic up-to-date termcap source.

(report bugs - but don't waste time with things that were fixed long ago)

> Honestly: Does anybody at least know a work-around for this? It's pretty
> annoying... Shift-F1 to Shift-F4 are completely unusable - regardless
> whether one uses xterm or gnome terminal. Konsole also, even if it
> simply "eats" the keystrokes (without displaying anything).

( works for me ;-)

Thomas E. Dickey <email address hidden>