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Hi, Im starting on linux and I need help to fix this bug (I think is a bug). When I start the terminal the following messages appears /etc/zsh/zshrc.distrib:12: unknown parameter: ...
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    /etc/zsh/zshrc.distrib:12: unknown parameter: terminfo


    Hi,

    Im starting on linux and I need help to fix this bug (I think is a bug).

    When I start the terminal the following messages appears

    /etc/zsh/zshrc.distrib:12: unknown parameter: terminfo


    Someone knows how to solve it

    Thanks

    FF

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    Terminfo is a database of files that describe the capabilities of different terminal types (legacy Unix cruft, mostly), which is found in the set of directories under /usr/share/terminfo. Console (non-gui) programs that use curses and ncurses use these files to understand what your terminal is saying, and how to tell it to clear the screen, move the cursor to some position, change the text to bold, reverse-video (black on white instead of white on black), etc. So, perhaps you, or some program, has removed that directory, or it has become corrupted?
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    Thanks for your answer rubberman, what would it be your advice on how to proceed?

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    Try another shell than zsh. Which terminal program are you trying to use? I just installed zsh on my system and it works just fine, but then I have the terminfo database installed properly. FWIW, terminfo should be a part of the standard system configuration, installed with the operating system. Not much that is text based will work without it.
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    Once again thanks for your reply. I tried with another terminal and the error still appears. Can I reinstall ZSH? What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiquinho View Post
    Once again thanks for your reply. I tried with another terminal and the error still appears. Can I reinstall ZSH? What do you think?
    You could try. You can remove it altogether as well, and the terminal program should use bash instead.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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