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

Erik Helin ehelin at
Fri Sep 18 07:18:06 UTC 2020

On Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:11:42 GMT, Erik Helin <ehelin at> wrote:

>> 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?

@phedlin I might have a way to default to `--console=plain` while still allowing Skara developers to opt-in to a more
fancy console. Can you please try building with `sh gradlew --console=plain` and see if it works on your system?



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