NetBSD Problem Report #57722

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Subject: NetBSD/macppc 10 RC1 installer fails with "screen too narrow" errors
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>Number:         57722
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       NetBSD/macppc 10 RC1 installer fails with "screen too narrow" errors
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Nov 24 16:20:00 +0000 2023
>Originator:     Koakuma
>Release:        10 RC 1
NetBSD 10.0_RC1 NetBSD 10.0_RC1 (GENERIC) #0: Sun Nov 5 18:30:08 UTC 2023 macppc

sysinst crashes with "screen too narrow" when installing 10 RC1 on a Mac Mini G4.

stty seems to think that it can only fit a 66x27 console window, which causes sysinst's width checks to fail.
The machine's a Mac mini G4 with a 1024x768 display - the lowres display probably contributes to this issue.
Run sysinst and try to install like usual.
Every menu except for the language selection will trigger the issue.
This can be worked around by issuing `stty cols 80` in a shell before running sysinst. It makes the installer work again but the display will be a little bit mangled, but I was able to finish the install.

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