On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 19:31:55 +0000, Grzegorz Junka <c...@gjunka.com> wrote:
> FreeBSD port doesn't allow to configure Emacs in any way, neither from
> the original port, nor from the nox11 version. I don't think there is
> any special option for emacs to show 256 colors. Wherever I could find
> some information about this, people were saying that Emacs version
> >= 22 supports 256 colors without any additional configuration. As I
> mentioned, Emacs not only doesn't show 256 colors, but not even 16,
> which I bet should be supported without any problems. No matter what I
> get only 8 colors, even if terminal is able to shows much much more.
>
> Another strange thing is that as far as I can see xterm-256color in
> FreeBSD termcap is simply an alias to xterm. Nevertheless, with these
> scripts mentioned above I can view more than 16 colors even if TERM is
> defined only as xterm.
>
> Do you think I should report it as a defect in emacs ports?

It might be.  I'll try to see if I can get Emacs to display 256 colors
in an xterm, but in the mean time can you please collect all your recent
findings in a problem report?  It will be auto-assigned to me :)
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