Re: Alternate Screen

From: Eric van Gyzen <>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 09:46:49 -0500
On 5/17/21 5:19 AM, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Sun, 16 May 2021 19:03:07 +0200
> Baptiste Daroussin <> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 09:01:53AM -0500, Eric van Gyzen wrote:
>>> There was a recent discussion about a terminal database update and the new
>>> Alternate Screen behavior.  I'm curious about the resolution, but I can't
>>> find that discussion.  Would someone kindly send a clue-by-four via
>>> overnight express?
>>> Ultimately, I'd like to know how to get the old behavior back, with no
>>> alternate screen, and thereby reduce my blood pressure.
>>> Alternatively yours,
>> The replies you are receiving are interesting as none of them are right...
>> What has been done, it now ncurses from base reads both terminfo and termcap DB.
>> It is looking up for terminfo db from localbase as well.
>> Base only provides termcap (the old termcap definition, nothing new in there).
>> if one want the terminfo database which supports alternate screen definition,
>> he/shre can just pkg install terminfo-db.
> But in March terminfo was being built and installed.  Maybe he failed to
> delete /usr/share/terminfo after the change.  Or was simply not aware that
> he had to do that.

Thanks for the help, everyone.  Deleting /usr/share/terminfo fixed the 
problem.  (I don't have the terminfo-db package installed.)

Bapt, was this intentionally omitted from, or was that 
an oversight?


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