In normal situation accessing to a FreeBSD 4.x machine from cygwin is not
very pleasant: editing files is quite a pain, there are many terminal
"glitches" like the cursor in the wrong position and garbage text.
A trick to resolve this issue is to copy the binary cygwin terminfo file in
Since FreeBSD 4.0 ncurses libs are included in the base system, but terminfo
db (and utils) are not installed (while the port for freebsd < 4 installed
I read that FreeBSD uses termcap rather than terminfo, but either the
included cygwin entry or the terminfo-generated one don't work correctly. So
the binary terminfo seems to be the only solution (and termcap seems to be
not so powerful).
My question is: should terminfo database be installed (manually or by
make/installworld) or is there a better fix?