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I want to determine whether it is missing altogether, or is there but is inaccessible to Emacs for some reason. Worst case scenario, use disk utility and repair your permissions. I ended up downloading the terminfo directory from somewhere (I forgot where so I just posted the zip on my website here) and replaced my current working terminfo directory with the So I tried macport, which actually installs it without errors, but then I get this strange (to me ) error message....

No, create an account now. I just set up a second admin user account on a fresh install of Mac OS X Lion and now when I try to clear the terminal, I get the following Is it readable by you? The default is "xterm-color" and I changed it to "xterm-256color".

  1. At one point, I changed some settings...
  2. Nov 16, 2009 3:42 PM Helpful (1) Reply options Link to this post by Gary Schiltz, Gary Schiltz Nov 16, 2009 5:59 PM in response to Jun T.
  3. Start with 'man 5 terminfo', 'man 5 term' to learn some basics -- if Ubuntu doesn't provide them, debian will have it. 'apropos termcap' and 'apropos terminfo' might give you some
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  5. share|improve this answer answered Aug 11 '11 at 7:28 Chris Page 1,9701229 running $ infocmp xterm-256color results in infocmp: couldn't open terminfo file (null).
  6. So, this did not show up.Removing the above alias from my .bash_profile fixed the problem.I hope this helps someone.
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  8. Nov 16, 2009 3:42 PM in response to BobHarris Level 4 (2,185 points) Nov 16, 2009 3:42 PM in response to BobHarris I can currently access only one 10.6 Mac, but
  9. I think it only uses terminfo.

Nov 17, 2009 7:07 AM in response to Gary Schiltz Level 4 (2,185 points) Nov 17, 2009 7:07 AM in response to Gary Schiltz Okay, so just typing emacs should execute Comparing the emacs packages between the Apple provided and MacPorts I find that the 'termcap.src' file is present in the '/usr/share/emacs/22.1/etc' Apple installation, whereas the equivalent file is absent in the This information is taken from the termcap file. Most Liked Posts 1ric2, Aug 16, 2010 1ric2 macrumors newbie Joined: Aug 16, 2010 #1 Hi, this is my first post here.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2) Posted on Nov 15, 2009 8:38 PM Reply I have this question too Q: Emacs in 10.6.2 Terminal Hide Question All replies Helpful answers by You may be interested to know that this is actually a common problem in a No X of Ubuntu Server. Does it exist? https://groups.google.com/d/topic/gnu.emacs.help/U6XcSjy8J1Q I am not setting the TERM value in neither account's .profile and the permissions are 755 for all directories under /usr/share/terminfo/ with owners root wheel –Hristo Aug 6 '11 at 22:41

But when trying to run it I get the following error: emacs: Cannot open termcap database file Any idea? Level 1 (0 points) Nov 16, 2009 5:59 PM in response to Jun T. I was mostly just curious, and seeing Jun's response helps me see, like I said before, that something is messed up with my Emacs installation. I just want to enable it not toggle, but that function only support > toggling apparently, and I don't see a variable to check if I'm > already in full screen

Hristo $ clear terminals database is inaccessible This is a problem for both user accounts and I have no idea why. But ncurses and ncursesw are both installed correctly as dependencies, as they should be. There is an easy fix for this problem: install the package libncurses5-dev which will provide the file termcap.h. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site.

MacRumors attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest technologies and products. http://haywirerobotics.com/emacs-cannot/emacs-cannot-open-termcap-database-file-centos.html Second, supposing it is missing, where can I find a suitable termcap database file? Next message: emacs: Cannot open termcap database file Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] More information about the macports-users mailing list current Do we have "cancellation law" for products of varieties Product of all divisors=cube of number.

Somewhere in the past I read that one way to "update emacs" was to install the Cocao GUI application, and then add the following alias to my environment:alias emacs='/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs -nw --debug-init'which share|improve this answer edited Sep 3 '11 at 4:09 Gaff 12.5k113755 answered Sep 3 '11 at 3:03 C0D3M0NK3Y 55539 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote Super easy to fix... TERM="xterm" export TERM ... his comment is here From: Peter Dyballa Subject: Re: Cannot open termcap database file for emacs?

How do pilots identify the taxi path to the runway? jW share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply 1ric2, Aug 16, 2010 1ric2 thread starter macrumors newbie Joined: Aug 16, 2010 #3 Thank you seems to work now...

Let me know if I need to show my .bashrc or .profile.

Yes there is already a version of emacs that runs in the terminal, but I would like to have the one that runs on an external window. Try changing your TERM to xterm and see if the problem persists. –bahamat Aug 6 '11 at 23:03 xterm-256color does not exist and how would I change TERM to Maybe something in my environment (i.e. .bash_profile)?$ bash -norc$ emacs -versionGNU Emacs 22.1.1...It would appear so. For the most part, I'm a vim user myself, but I've been trying to "broaden my horizons" and learn Emacs.

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But of course external command knows nothing about your alias.