First I want to say I am using Ubuntu Mate 16.04.
I'm trying to get the solarized colorscheme to work in vim but am running into problems. It works fine in gvim, but I seem to only be getting 8 color support in vim.
It is also not specific to the solarized colorscheme, many other colorschemes do not appear correctly.
I have installed the
ncurses-term package, and set
TERM=xterm-256color in a variety of different ways (manually, in .bashrc, or as a command when mate-terminal is run).
When I run
tput colors I get
I also have, or have tried the following in different combinations in my
syntax on set t_Co=256 let g:solarized_termcolors=256 set background=dark
BUT when I run
$TERM it gives me
xterm-256color: command not found. I think this is where the issue is.
I also know that
/lib/terminfo/x/xterm-256color exists, but
/usr/share/terminfo/x/xterm-256color does not exist. Therefore I have tried copying
/usr/share/terminfo/x/ but that didn't help either.