TERM is set to dumb so less says "WARNING: terminal is not fully functional"

Bug #637738 reported by Stuart Langridge on 2010-09-14
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: guake

In guake in Ubuntu 10.10 using the Unity UI, guake is setting $TERM to "dumb", meaning that "less" and so on do not function properly:

$ echo $TERM
dumb
$ less /etc/profile
WARNING: terminal is not fully functional
/etc/profile (press RETURN)

In gnome-terminal, $TERM is set to "xterm".

This problem wasn't present in 10.04 before I upgraded today to 10.10 and the Unity UI.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: guake 0.4.2-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-20.29-generic-pae 2.6.35.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-20-generic-pae i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Sep 13 20:01:16 2010
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: guake

Stuart Langridge (sil) wrote :
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