Chapter 6.58. Vim-7.2 -footnote boot problem also solved.

Anthony Price elenmar at mailworks.org
Thu Feb 5 14:50:07 PST 2009


Agathoklis D. Hatzimanikas wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 05, at 05:26 Anthony Price wrote:
>   
>> 05-02-2009
>>
>> Problem after installing vim
>>
>> Host system Ubuntu 8.10
>> Book 6.4
>> Chapter 6.58. Vim-7.2
>>
>> After installing Vim (final command vim -c: 'options' vim appears to be 
>> working fine.
>>
>> BUT the shell behaves oddly
>>
>> 1. Issuing the command clear does not clear the display; it gives the 
>> error message 'xterm': unknown terminal type
>> 2. The delete key does not delete but prints the tilde ~ character.
>>
>> I have tried reinstalling vim, but this has no effect.
>> I have tried reinstalling bash but this fails with the message: bison -y 
>> -d ./parse.y
>> conflicts: 1 shift/reduce
>> bison: cannot open file `/usr/share/bison/m4sugar/m4sugar.m4': No such 
>> file or directory
>> make: *** [y.tab.c] Error 1 "
>>
>>
>> If I press on (with my dodgy keyboard) I can set up the scripts in ch 7, 
>> but when I get to the stage of compiling the kernel (ch 8) the make .... 
>> menuconfig command gives the message: 'Error opening terminal: xterm'
>>
>> I had this problem with a previous attempt at building LFS and (because 
>> I wasn't too sure about the build as a whole, I scrapped it and started 
>> again). This time everything *appeared* to be ok until the problems that 
>> I have outlined appeared after the installation of vim.
>>
>> I would appreciate some guidance on this as I don't really want to 
>> rebuild the whole thing a third time.
>>
>>     
>
> Xterm termcap description is missing.
> Probably a careful re-installation of ncurses will solve this.
>
>   
>> Anthony.
>>     
>
> Regards,
> Ag.
>   
That worked. I went on to compile the kernel which *nearly* boots - but
that's another problem for another day. Thanks for your help.

Regards,

Anthony.

I now have a bootable LFS system!!

AP.





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