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Old 06-11-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
nancy.yawei.li
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emacs cannot open termcap database file


Can anyone help advise what I should do for the below error? I did some googling but didnot get any clue on how to fix this. Thanks.

[root@vmtest51 ~]# emacs
emacs: Cannot open termcap database file
 
Old 06-12-2014, 04:02 AM   #2
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[root@vmtest51 ~]# emacs
Initially, I'd suggest you stop running emacs as root.
To tell you anything more, I think we'd have to know what distro you're using (since they implement $TERMCAP differently) and what kind of terminal emacs is coming up in.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 08:14 PM   #3
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Initially, I'd suggest you stop running emacs as root.
To tell you anything more, I think we'd have to know what distro you're using (since they implement $TERMCAP differently) and what kind of terminal emacs is coming up in.
Thank you for your reply. Does the below information has distro? And I am using Putty to connect.


[root@vmtest51 ~]# lsb_release -a
LSB Version: :base-4.0-amd64:base-4.0-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarchrinting-4.0-amd64rinting-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: OracleServer
Description: Oracle Linux Server release 6.4
Release: 6.4
Codename: n/a
 
Old 06-12-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
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Distributor ID: OracleServe
It's proprietary. I would suggest you ask Oracle what's to be done about it.
 
  


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