Integrated: 649: SKARA will not build/install without termcap

Erik Helin ehelin at
Fri Sep 18 07:14:02 UTC 2020

On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:28:37 GMT, Patric Hedlin <phedlin at> wrote:

>> Hi all,
>> please review this small patch that makes us fall back to `TERM=dumb` if `TERM` is not specified when building on Linux.
>> Testing:
>> - [x] `make` works on Linux x64 with and without `TERM` defined
>> Thanks,
>> Erik
> gradlew line 191:
>> 189:     export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>> 190:     export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8
>> 191:     export TERM=${TERM:-dumb}
> TERM=dumb will work as a workaround (dropping the _fancy_ progress bar) but TERM not being set is not the proper
> condition for lack of **termcap** support (e.g. when **terminfo** is used and TERM set accordingly).

@phedlin I'm not sure that there is a way to determine whether a process uses `termcap` or `terminfo`, do you know of a
reliable way? I think the best we can do here is to add some documentation to ``, instructing the user to run
`sh gradlew --console=plain` as a workaround. Or do you have any other suggestions?



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