I occasionally need to create new kernel config files for the aur/linux-rt package. Since I try to keep the config as close as possible to core/linux, I regularly pick up the config files from core/linux and then apply the changes needed to make a good -rt kernel.
My problem is to create config files for i686 as I don't have such a machine anymore. core/linux has instructions to uncomment make menuconf/nconfig to configure the kernel, but when I try to configure the kernel in a chroot using the extra-i686-build script, I can't navigate the gui, all I get are escape chars printed on the screen.
I've tried to make ncurses an explicit makedepends, and I've also checked the TERM variable, which is set to xterm, just as in my normal shell. No idea what to check for after that, but hopefully someone can point me to my mistake.
Many thanks in advance,