: Hi. Linuxers.
: I tried to run Term from School's sun machine to my linux box at home
: through modem. I am using minicom and connect to school's terminal server.
: I compiled Term on sun, which is remote host without any error.
: Now when I typed "term -r", it just bounced back with the message
: "Terminal type is vt100". And nothing happened.
: I have .term/termrc setup correctly I think.
: Can anybody tell me what's wrong?
My sympathies! I killed most of a weekend bringing term up for use
between a SUN SPARC machine at school and my Linux box at home. The
majority of the problems centered around the documentation not being
proofread to start with, and certainly not being updated to agree with
the current sources! I ran into all sorts of problems with the make
script on the SUN remote. It has some inconsistancies in the
dependency tree wherein the "install" section attempts to force a
build of the "share" section _before_ some of the necessary
subdirectories have been created! There are also some steps in the
"share" portion that appear to have garbled path names. For example,
the $(SHAREDIR)/term/tmp path resolves to ./term/term/tmp, which makes
Although my login's mount the home directory (containing the .term
subdirectory) over NFS, term absolutely refused to work with the
suggested "-DTERM_SHARE_NFS" directive added. I'm still not quite
sure exactly what the final directory structure is supposed to look
like, or exactly what I did that brought it to life :-(.
If I knew a bit more about Unix, I'd be able to make some more
intelligent assessments and/or fix the installation and build scripts.
Also, be warned that syntax for the "linecheck" utility does not agree
with _any_ of the documentation (including man pages). After an
exasperating hour of lockups, I read the source listing and discovered
that it wants:
$ linecheck <logfile> [escaped chars]
rather than the
$ linecheck [escaped chars] 2>logfile
syntax in all the docs. At the local end it wants to be:
$ linecheck <logfile> [escaped chars] </dev/modem >/dev/modem
I hope this helps. As soon as I can get a little better handle on the
make script bugs, I'm planning to forward a report to the maintainer.
|Steven N. Hirsch "Anything worth doing is worth |
|University of Vermont overdoing.." - Hunter S. Thompson|
|Computer Science / EE |