Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 19:31:55 +0000, Grzegorz Junka <> 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 :)
If you haven't seen my response to the other email in the thread, then the progress is that I should be using tput Co, not tput colors. I tried all these configurations mentioned in my email and I see that tput Co always reports 8, regardless of what tput colors reports. That might be explaining the problem with emacs. Now, why tput reports 8 even if the (logical) terminal is defined as xterm-color or xterm-256color? Well, maybe the problem is not in emacs but in termcap/terminfo?

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