xterm is a terminal emulator for the X Window System.
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This package should only be built if you are installing Xorg-7.1. If you have installed or will be installing Xorg-6.9.0 or XFree86, it is provided by those packages and should not be installed here. Ensure that you have the XORG_CONFIG and XORG_PREFIX variables set as described in the Xorg-7.1 page.
Install xterm by running the following commands:
TERMINFO=/usr/lib/terminfo ./configure $XORG_CONFIG \ --enable-luit --with-wide-chars \ --with-app-default=$XORG_PREFIX/share/X11/app-defaults && make
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the root user:
make install && make install-ti
TERMINFO=/usr/lib/terminfo: This ensures that the xterm terminfo file is installed to the system terminfo database when the installation prefix is not /usr.
--with-app-defaults=...: Sets the location for the app-defaults directory.
--enable-luit: Enables the luit filter for Unicode translation. If luit is not found in the PATH, it will be disabled.
--with-wide-chars: Adds support for wide characters.
make install-ti: This command installs corrected terminfo description files for use with xterm.
There are two ways to configure xterm. You can add X resource definitions to the user's ~/.Xresources file, or add them to the system-wide $XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/app-defaults/Xterm file.
In order for xterm to follow the locale settings in the environment and use TrueType fonts, add the following definitions as the root user:
cat >> $XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm << "EOF" *VT100*locale: true *VT100*faceName: Monospace *VT100*faceSize: 10 EOF
Last updated on 2007-02-13 23:58:21 -0600