> Re-installing the newest netkit on a broken system doesn't fix the bug,
> nor does installing the same netkit (even the same binary) on a working
NetKit's documentation clearly indicates this problem in the
- crashes in ncurses if the terminal type is undefined,
with some versions of ncurses.
> Installing the terminfo.tgz package fixes the bug. After some
> investigation, I found that it's more specifically the existence of the
> /usr/lib/terminfo/u/unknown file that fixes the bug.
Hrm...I have /usr/lib/terminfo/u/unknown. I checked the code for telnetd,
and it actually assumes "network" and not unknown, which I don't have.
Adding a link from "network" to dumb didn't solve the problem. telnetd
simply dies before outputting anything (no core, because processes started
from inetd aren't allowed to core, of course)