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Id: 55365
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Subject: POE::Wheel::ReadLine + Cygwin + $ENV{TERM}='dumb' == FAIL

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Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #55365] POE::Wheel::ReadLine + Cygwin + $ENV{TERM}='dumb' == FAIL
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:03:06 +0000
To: Apocalypse via RT <bug-POE [...] rt.cpan.org>
From: "Chris 'BinGOs' Williams" <chris [...] bingosnet.co.uk>
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On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 01:28:38AM -0500, Apocalypse via RT wrote: Show quoted text
> Tue Mar 09 01:28:36 2010: Request 55365 was acted upon. > Transaction: Ticket created by APOCAL > Queue: POE > Subject: POE::Wheel::ReadLine + Cygwin + $ENV{TERM}='dumb' == FAIL > Broken in: (no value) > Severity: (no value) > Owner: Nobody > Requestors: APOCAL@cpan.org > Status: new > Ticket <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=55365 > > > > Hello, > > I was tracking down an unrelated test failure on Cygwin when I > encountered this error. > > Cygwin v1.7.1-1 on Windows Server 2008 64bit with Perl v5.10.1 with > Term::Cap v1.12 with POE v1.287 > > The Cygwin install resulted in $ENV{TERM}='dumb' and it caused a lot of > headaches for me when I was tracking this down. Since I'm lazy I'll be > pasting the output of the #poe IRC channel I was ranting on when > tracking this down :)
Really the TERM setting should be 'cygwin'. It usually is if you just have Cygwin installed. If you also install Strawberry perl it sets TERM to 'dumb' in the Windows environment. This 'leaks' through to the Cygwin environment. I usually counter this by altering the cygwin.bat wrapper script to explicitly set TERM to 'cygwin'. Cheers, -- Chris Williams aka BinGOs PGP ID 0x4658671F http://www.gumbynet.org.uk ==========================
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