bash TERM variable different between LFS-4.1 and LFS-5.0

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun May 16 17:00:46 PDT 2004


zoltan wrote:

> while on my LFS-5.0 machine I get
> $ echo $TERM
> dumb

This is a known problem with the sysvinit package used in LFS-5.0 (and 
beyond). The simplest fix for you is to edit /etc/inittab, and on each 
line that invokes agetty for one of your virtual consoles, add "linux" 
as an additional argument to agetty (at the end of the line).



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