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Bug 591772 - app-misc/screen: hardcoded socked dir using screen without suid
Summary: app-misc/screen: hardcoded socked dir using screen without suid
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Sven Wegener
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-08-21 07:47 UTC by Hanno Böck
Modified: 2020-03-02 10:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2016-08-21 07:47:27 UTC
The current screen 4.4.0 ebuild forces the socked dir to "/tmp/screen":
		--with-socket-dir="${EPREFIX}/tmp/screen" \

The default behavior of screen is to use $HOME/.screen/. This has the advantage that this works flawlessly with screen installed without suid. There seems to be no way to restore the default behavior when a hardcoded dir is set compile-time.

I'd propose to just remove the --with-socket-dir parameter from the configure line and use the default upstream behavior. If there's a strong need for some for the hardcoded behavior we could also make this configurable via a use flag.
Comment 1 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2020-03-02 10:12:16 UTC
Can I raise attention to this issue?

I'm maintaining a copy of the screen ebuild for my own use cases due to this issue, but that shouldn't be. I really don't see why we're hardcoding something to a non-default where upstream's default should work perfectly well.