Cannot open /etc/termcap ... dvtm in csh ...

absduser

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I have never had a problem running dvtm on FreeBSD ... it just works.

However, newer versions of FreeBSD (10.x and 11.x) and current versions of dvtm (0.15) will not work together at all ...

My environment before dvtm looks like this:
Code:
TERM=xterm-256color
SHELL=/bin/csh
When I start dvtm with no options, I see:
Code:
csh: Cannot open /etc/termcap.
csh: using dumb terminal settings.
(and lots of things, like clear, etc., do not work, as you might expect)

However, /etc/termcap is indeed there, it is a proper symlink to /usr/share/misc/termcap ... it is readable ... nothing interesting going on there at all. ALSO, I have not changed or edited or touched /etc/termcap in any way.

What is the problem here ?
 
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absduser

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Did a mod move this to the x.org subforum ?

I am not sure that is correct - dvtm has nothing to do with x11/GUI - it is a terminal environment, much like screen or tmux ...

Can someone move it back to "general" ?

Thanks.
 
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