Gentoo xterm-256color off by default?
Update: It is advisable not to perform this update. For compatibility purposes with other terminal emulators best to leave this setting to eight bit.
I had an intuition that some off the colors in the terminal seemed a bit off. I’m new to this terminal dealie, and aftering discovering that a lot of vim themes looked poor I found out vim was using 8 bit color. I found the vim setting to fix this but it turns out that x term has been set to 8 bit color all along!
Astounded! Flabergasted! Yes I was. This isn’t an Atari!
Anyways, I tracked down a well-read post in the forums that discussed this and now got it set to 256 colors. To fix this:
Test the terminals color bit depth:
Now load the 256 palatte into xterm
To keep settings for 256 colors export the xterm 256 color to ~/.bashrc
Is this the Gentoo default? Am I missing anything here that can relate to concerns of bugs?